International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

When:
March 21, 2013 – March 22, 2013 all-day
2013-03-21T06:00:00+00:00
2013-03-22T06:00:00+00:00

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, 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.