Zero Discrimination Day 2021
March 1 is Zero Discrimination Day, an annual worldwide event that promotes diversity and recognizes that everyone counts.
Zero Discrimination Day is an occasion to join together in contradiction of discrimination and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and prolific life with dignity. Gender, nationality, age, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, language, or any other status should never be a reason to discriminate.
Zero Discrimination Day is aimed at creating a global movement of solidarity to end all forms of discrimination. It also aims to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN.
Many countries have laws against discrimination but it's still a problem in all layers of society in every country in the world. Many countries have and still use discrimination as a way of governing.
The culmination of inequality requires transformative change. Greater efforts are required to exterminate extreme poverty and hunger and there is a need to invest more in health, education, social protection, and decent jobs.
Governments must promote comprehensive social and economic growth. They must abolish discriminatory laws, policies, and practices in order to ensure equal opportunity and lessen inequalities.