International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, 2023

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The United Nations General Assembly established 21 March as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in 1966. This day commemorates the massacre of 69 peaceful protesters against the laws of apartheid on March 21, 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa.

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on 21 March. In 1979, the United Nations General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with peoples in the fight against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on March 21, would be organized annually by all states.

Several cities in France are organizing various events and initiatives to promote respect for human rights. Ask your local authority about the program of the actions.

In Paris, the 6the The Paris Week Against Racism and Antisemitism takes place from 18 to 25 March 2023. See the program !

This year, Education and Action Week Against Racism and Anti-Semitism runs from March 20 to 26, 2023. The aim is to make pupils in schools, colleges and high schools aware of the prevention of racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. The actions and events organized contribute to the acquisition of “respect for the equal dignity of human beings, whatever their origins, their condition, their convictions”.

See the directory of 2023 edition actions. It lists all the actions proposed by associations, schools, sports clubs and cultural establishments.