10 Lines on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated on 21st March every year in order to raise awareness among people about equality and rising racial discrimination in society. Discrimination violates human rights and hampers the growth of progressing nation. The day is also observed by organizations like UNESCO to combat the stigma and racial discrimination faced by the people around the world. It also acts as an instrument for the activists who are fighting for racial discrimination on a global platform.

Ten Lines on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Set 1

1) The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated every year on 21st March in an effort to eliminate racial discrimination.

2) The program celebration aims to highlight the struggle against racial discrimination in order to make a peaceful society around the world.

3) The day marks the Sharpeville Massacre on 21st March 1960 which killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in South Africa.

4)  The annual celebration aims to prevent racial discrimination, harassment, and victimization.

5) This day also commemorates the people who sacrificed their lives fighting for human rights in African nations.

6) The day is celebrated by organizing public speeches, talk shows and debates on various platforms.

7) Every year, the day is celebrated across the globe with a theme to promote equality.

8) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019 theme is “Mitigating and countering national populism and extreme supremacist ideology”.

9) The 2019 theme aims at tackling the racism in fields of sports, media, workplace, on the streets, etc.

10) It is celebrated to prevent violations of human rights through awareness campaigns.


Set 2

1) The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019 provides an opportunity for an individual to create a fair and equitable society.

2) Many countries organize photo exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, storytelling event and seminars to celebrate the day.

3) The day also helps in fighting the stigma, discrimination faced by the people due to their skin color.

4) UNESCO organizes several events in partnership with ICCAR (International Coalition of Cities against Racism) to end the racial discrimination.

5) The goal of celebrating the day is to create an environment for sustainable human development around the world.

6) The celebration helps to inspire compassion and tolerance among the people around the world.

7) The government should promote the concept of unity in diversity, inclusion, and principle of equitable society for combating racial discrimination.

8) The nations around the world launch new initiatives and policies in coordination with UNESCO to eliminate and curb racial discrimination.

9) The offices, schools, college institutes conduct programs to educate people about various types of racial discrimination faced by people in society.

10) In South Africa, the day is known as Human Rights Day and is a declared public holiday.


The people of poor and underdeveloped nations around the world are at greater risk of facing the racial discrimination. Discrimination of any form disrupts the sustainable growth of the society as well as nation. As an individual, we can take a lot of initiatives for eliminating the racial discrimination from the society. We should take part in the government campaigns against discrimination, try to garner the support of leaders and influential people in the society for right to equality and can collect and raise funds for people who are victims of racial discrimination.