Racism: High Commissioner urges pushback against intolerance, hatred, bigotry and violence

Written by on March 29, 2023

Opening Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk

Mr. Vice President,Excellencies,Distinguished delegates,

Racial discrimination is a scourge, not only because of its harm to individuals and communities. But also because it undermines the values of equality and dignity, it weakens social and national cohesion, it erodes trust, and it can threaten peace.

Mr. Vice President,

As you know, 2023 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The opening . . .

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