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1st of March - Zero Discrimination Day of United Nations

Today, United Nations promotes compassion, peace, inclusion, and solidarity to overcome all forms of discimination.

According to International Conventionon the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the “racial discrimination shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin".

The Durban Declaration of United Nations Human Rights pointed out that migrants are often subjects of discimination in the field of education, housing, helph, social security and work. Discrimination still a global issue and migrants can be discriminated throughout their migratory paths : in their origin country, the country of transit and the country of arrival. Migrants are victims of humans slavery and illegal detention.

The main hurdles surrounding the Human Right access of migrants are discriminatory practices and the anti-migratory feeling in host countries. Moreover, discrimination is often exacerbate by rules, laws and anti-migratory policy.

Some Internationals tools were set up to warn about those issues including the international convention on the rights of migrants and their families.

🔎 History at a glance : The Durban Declaration

The consensus at 2001 World Conference against Racism adopted the The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action is an action-oriented document adopted by consensus at the 2001 World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa.

It suggests mesures to fight against racial discrimination, racisme, xenophobia and related intolerance. In a holistic view, this document highlights issues, recommendations and practical measures to tackle discriminations.

Read the Declaration here :

Everyone should live a full and productive life, in dignity.

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