International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in United Nations in 2021

About International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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Dates of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2022 United Nations Monday, March 21stInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2021 United Nations Sunday, March 21stInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2020 United Nations Saturday, March 21stInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2019 United Nations Thursday, March 21stInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Summary
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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

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