21.03.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Message from Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO,on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2013

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March, is one of the longest established international days celebrated by the United Nations.

This Day takes us to the origins of the principles that underpin international solidarity and social life. It also embodies UNESCO’s chief purpose to create conditions conducive to mutual understanding and tolerance in the minds of men and women.




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