UN / RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

25-Mar-2019 00:02:29
The United Nations marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with calls to counter rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 25 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

25 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“It is crucial for all of us to join hands, stand up and defend the principles of equality and human dignity. With that in mind, I’ve asked my Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, to bring together the UN system to design a strategy and plan of action to end hate speech.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“At the heart of our efforts, we must uphold and promote universal human rights. And this includes supporting national legislation that promotes non-discrimination and encouraging politicians and religious leaders to speak out against intolerance, discriminatory stereotyping and hate speech. Today, let us all resolve to fight racism and discrimination in remembrance of those who have died standing up for their own and others’ human rights.”
6. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“This isn’t the Uniform Nations, but it must be the United Nations – united by its founding Charter’s affirmation that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrined that born we are all free and equal in dignity and rights; and be united too against those forces that would erode that affirmation, for which there is no conscionable alternative.”
8. Med shot, General Assembly Hall
9. SOUNDBITE (English) E. Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance:
“Yet defeating racial discrimination and intolerance cannot and should not be a fight waged exclusively or even primarily by those subject to discrimination and intolerance and inclusion. Every single person, especially those who enjoy racial, ethnic, religious, gender or class privilege on a daily basis, must play their part to put an end to racism, xenophobia and related intolerance that prevails today.”

FILE – 19 SEPTEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

10. Med shot, Dieng addressing press

FILE – UNMISS – 11 NOVEMBER 2016, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

11. Various shots, Dieng
STORYLINE
The United Nations today (25 March) marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with calls to counter rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he had asked his Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, to bring together the UN system to design a strategy and plan of action to end hate speech.

He said, “Today, let us all resolve to fight racism and discrimination in remembrance of those who have died standing up for their own and others’ human rights.”

Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, called for all countries to unite in affirming that all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

E. Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, said defeating racial discrimination and intolerance cannot and should not be a fight waged exclusively or even primarily by those subject to discrimination and intolerance and inclusion. “Every single person, especially those who enjoy racial, ethnic, religious, gender or class privilege on a daily basis, must play their part to put an end to racism, xenophobia and related intolerance that prevails today.”

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is marked each year on 21 March, the day in 1960 when 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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