Monthly Archives: March 2013

Secretary-General’s message on World Down Syndrome Day – 21 March 2013

By | 21 March 2013

New York – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family. Yet discrimination against persons with Down syndrome and their families exists on many levels. This hurts not only individuals who are directly affected, but whole societies.

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Secretary-General’s message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – 21 March 2013

By | 20 March 2013

New York – The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this year focuses on using the power of sport to end the blight of racism. It is an opportunity to highlight the sharp contrast between the positive values of sports and the despicable incidents of racism that scar even some professional competitions.

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