International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 March 2023 Online
The 2023 theme of the International Day focuses on the urgency of combatting racism and racial discrimination, 75 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
- Tuesday, March 21, 2023
- All Day Event
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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination occurs annually on 21 March and was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966. On that day in 1960, the Apartheid regime’s police opened fire and killed 69 Black people at a peaceful demonstration for equality and against apartheid laws in Sharpeville, South Africa.
In remembrance of the harmful impact of racism on individuals and communities, people across the globe on that day show their opposition to racism and solidarity with those affected by it.
21 March 2023, 11:00-12:30 pm EDT General Assembly Hall, New York
An event to mark the International Day, featuring remarks by Secretary-General António Guterres, Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, President of the General Assembly, Ms. Ilze Brand Kehris, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ms. Verene Albertha Sheperd, Chairperson of Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and more.
Watch live on UN WebTV.