While Apartheid ‘Lies Dead, Racism Lives On’, Says United Nations Chief, as General Assembly Observes Day for Eliminating Racial Discrimination

19 Mar

Noting with concern the situation regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic, the General Assembly adopted a decision today outlining protocols for delivering statements and presenting reports during plenary meetings in the remainder of its seventy-fifth session.

United Nations Will Host Online Events Focused on Ending Racism, Injustices to Mark International Remembrance Day for Transatlantic Slave Trade Victims, 4-25 March

24 Feb

The United Nations will mark the 2021 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on 25 March under the theme “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism:  A Global Imperative for Justice”.

Overcoming Racism Demands Action ‘Every Day, at Every Level’, Secretary-General Stresses, in Message to Human Rights Council Panel

22 Feb

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Human Rights Council panel on “Fight against Racism and Discrimination 20 Years after the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Plan of Action”, held today: