Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice | UNESCO

Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice

27 November 1978

The General Conference of the United, Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, meeting at Paris at its twentieth session, from 24 October to 28 November 1978,

Whereas it is stated in the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO, adopted on’ 16 November 1945, that `the great and terrible war which has now ended was a war made possible by the denial of the democratic principles of the dignity, equality and mutual respect of men, and by the propagation, in their place, through ignorance and prejudice, of the doctrine of the inequality of men and races’, and whereas, according to Article I of the said Constitution, the purpose of UNESCO `is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms … which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the-Charter of the United Nations’… See more on website.

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