Race Relations Day 2010: It’s about us – Whanau


The 21st March, Race Relations Day, is the time to reflect on our journey as a culturally diverse nation.

Each year 21 March is observed around the globe as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date recalls the tragic loss of life at Sharpeville in South Africa in 1960, and is dedicated by the United Nations to the achievement of the goals of the Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. New Zealand signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination on 25 October 1966 and ratified it on 22 November 1972.

Click here to go to the Human Rights Commission and find out more about Race Relations Day





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