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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Date

21/03/2023

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960.

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. On that occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.

Since then, the apartheid system in South Africa has been dismantled. Racist laws and practices have been abolished in many countries, and we have built an international framework for fighting racism, guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Convention is now nearing universal ratification, yet still, in all regions, too many individuals, communities and societies suffer from the injustice and stigma that racism brings.

 

Date

21/03/2023

Time

All Day
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Registered Charity

We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)

Our Funding

We are funded by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

How to contact us

Our Main Office Location

21 Verge Street, Kempsey NSW 2440


Phone: (02) 6563 1588

Our Vision

Our vision is for a safe, equitable and inclusive society where children, families and communities are safe, healthy, resilient and connected.