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01/03/2015

Zero Discrimination Day – Tolerance for Diversity Urgent

Human Wrongs Watch

1 March 2015 – The United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response has kicked off the 2015 global edition of Zero Discrimination Day as part of the Organization’s wider effort to spur solidarity towards ending discrimination.

Zero Discrimination Day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination. Credits: UNAids.

“Discrimination is a violation of human rights and must not go unchallenged,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in a press release issued for the Day. “Everyone has the right to live with respect and dignity.”*

This year’s theme Open Up, Reach Out encourages all members of the international community to unite under the banner of diversity and celebrate each other’s difference in an authoritative rejection of discrimination in all its forms.

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