Celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

© UNESCO/Aspnet, Martin Bobic
School in Piran, Slovenia

On this occasion, young students will meet to discuss the theme "Relations between boys and girls: Towards equality or affirming differences?"
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 he expresses 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 Special Event
Start 21.03.2011 12:45 local time
End 21.03.2011 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Scarone Azzi, Marcello
Contact Veronika Fikfak, v.fikfak@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 200
Official Website International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March
Link 1 Programme [PDF, 115 KB]
Link 2 UNESCO Programme on Fight against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia
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