UN / ELIMINATION RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

20-Mar-2018 00:02:13
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN Secretary-General said “it is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ELIMINATION RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
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DATELINE: 20 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Exterior, United Nations Headquarters

20 MARCH 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“it is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.”
4. Wide shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“Let us work to eliminate messages of hatred – the concept of “us” and “them”; the false attitude that we can accept some and reject and exclude others simply for how they look, where they worship or who they love.”
6. Wide shot, Guterres on stage
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General:
“We must always stand up to leaders who spread their toxic vison of racial superiority – especially when they couch it in sanitized language to denigrate migrants and foreigners.”
8. Wide shot, General Assembly
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Every Society is multifaceted, with different communities standing proud in their identity and contributing to common goals. The active embrace of diversity – which we term tolerance – is the great marker of strong and stable societies where every individual is empowered to contribute her full participation.”
10. Wide shot, General Assembly
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Experience has repeatedly demonstrated that discrimination, intolerance, prejudice and scapegoating not only lead to disastrous splintering within societies – endangering national cohesion; they also frequently generate threat to regional peace and lead to a conflict.”
12. Wide shot, delegates
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“We need to dismantle attitude of racial, ethnic and religious prejudice in our societies; we need to embark on truly constant prioritization of messages and policies that uphold mutual respect. We need to live up to the promises of inclusion which are at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There is no more urgent task for the sake of humanity’s survival on this planet which we all share.”
14. Wide shot, Zeid leaving podium
STORYLINE
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination marked on 21 March, UN Secretary-General said “it is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.”

Addressing the General Assembly today (20 Mar), UN chief Antonio Guterres reiterated “let us work to eliminate messages of hatred – the concept of “us” and “them”; the false attitude that we can accept some and reject and exclude others simply for how they look, where they worship or who they love.”

He emphasized “we must always stand up to leaders who spread their toxic vison of racial superiority – especially when they couch it in sanitized language to denigrate migrants and foreigners.”

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Assembly “every Society is multifaceted, with different communities standing proud in their identity and contributing to common goals.”

He added “the active embrace of diversity – which we term tolerance – is the great marker of strong and stable societies where every individual is empowered to contribute her full participation.”

The High Commissioner also stated “experience has repeatedly demonstrated that discrimination, intolerance, prejudice and scapegoating not only lead to disastrous splintering within societies – endangering national cohesion; they also frequently generate threat to regional peace and lead to a conflict.”

He reiterated that to be free from the crushing injustice of discrimination, “we need to dismantle attitude of racial, ethnic and religious prejudice in our societies; we need to embark on truly constant prioritization of messages and policies that uphold mutual respect. We need to live up to the promises of inclusion which are at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

He ended the remarks saying “there is no more urgent task for the sake of humanity’s survival on this planet which we all share.”

The theme of this year’s Day is promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination.
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