Celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. This year, celebrations will be marked by two major events in the framework of the International Coalition of Cities against Racism, an initiative launched by UNESCO in March 2004 to establish a network of cities interested in sharing experiences in order to improve their policies to fight racism, discrimination, xenophobia and exclusion.
In North America, the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) has officially launched its "Toolkit for Municipalities, Organizations and Citizens", which provides practical information to support the work of municipalities and their partners in strengthening their local initiatives and policies against racism and discrimination.
In Asia, the Coalition of Cities against Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific will hold an International Conference under the theme "Creative Cities for Glocal (Global + Local) Security and Peace", during the World Human Rights Cities Forum in Gwangju (Republic of Korea) in May.
|Type of Event||Special Event|
|Start||21.03.2012 09:00 local time|
|End||21.03.2012 17:00 local time|
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|Focal point||Fikfak, Veronika|
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|Official Website||International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March|
|Link 1||UNESCO Programme on Fight against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia|
|Link 2||Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD)|
|Link 3||International Conference of the Coalition of Cities against Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific|