INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION 2018

For centuries, various international organizations seek to attain world peace.  Majority of the populace agree that this can be achieved through impartiality, liberty from fear and equal opportunity for all mankind.  Sadly though, it had remained elusive.  For as long as greed and pride exist in the man’s heart, this vision will remain an almost impossible dream.

When is the 2018 INTERNATIONAL Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination?

The Global Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is on March 21, 2018, a Wednesday.

The Global Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is always observed globally on the 21st day of March each year.

The Origin and History of the INTERNATIONALDay for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

This special day was established by the United Nation’s General Assembly in 1966 as a result of the Sharpeville Massacre in March 21, 1960.  This world renowned tragedy caused the death of several peaceful protestors against the Apartheid Pass Law in South Africa.

In 2001, the first World Conference against Racism and Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance was organized by the United Nations.  In South Africa, this day is a public holiday being their country’s Human Rights Day.

The Objective and Actions of the international Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

The United Nation’s international Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds people of bad consequences of cultural prejudice which prevents individuals from attaining their full potential.  Activities encourage people to have in mind their obligation and resolution to combat ethnic discrimination.

This day gives the chance for the public to voice out their suggestions on how to promote fairness across backgrounds and nations.  A webcast featuring United Nation leaders from the headquarters of the United Stations kicks off the start of the series of events and activities for the day.

When is the 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination?

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is on March 21, 2019, a Thursday.