Celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

© UNESCO / Natacha Vasilenco

Organized jointly with the French Federation of UNESCO Clubs (FFCU), this day will aim at fostering discussion about how to fight against discrimination whilst respecting the individual identity of each and everyone among us.

Discrimination occurs on several grounds – race, ethnical origin, gender, class, age, sexual orientation, etc. – and often different forms of discrimination can take place at the same time. This means that every individual has a different experience of discrimination and therefore a different manner in which she or he expresses her or his identity in society. Boys and girls will have different experiences because of their gender, but there will also be differences based on other criteria.

So how are we to fight against these multiple types of discrimination? How are we to find, in these different and individual characteristics, signs of equality and recognition of the right to dignity of everyone?


Type of Event Category 3- Non-governmental conference
Start 21.03.2014 09:30 local time
End 21.03.2014 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Scarone Azzi, Marcello
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Marcello Scarone Azzi, m.scarone@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, Place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 250
Official Website
Link 1 Programme (PDF in French)
Link 2 Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the Day
Link 3 UNESCO and the Fight against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia
Link 4 Learning to Live Together