Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent

People of African descent still face racism in every country, region and continent of the world, said United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa as the word body today kicked off its International Decade of People of African Descent.

UN rights chief calls for greater protection for Albinos after barbaric killing in Tanzania

The barbaric murder of a woman with albinism in Tanzania has prompted the United Nations human rights chief to call for greater protection for this “exceptionally vulnerable” community.

Enduring legacy of Nelson Mandela can guide efforts to end racism, UN says on International Day

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations is calling on the world, especially political, civil and religious leaders, to draw strength from the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela, who waged a lifelong battle against prejudice and messages and ideas based on racism, racial superiority or hatred.