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Independent rights expert says emerging technologies entrenching racism, discrimination

An independent UN human rights expert is calling for greater scrutiny of emerging digital technologies which she said are being used to uphold racial inequality, discrimination and intolerance.

UN chief appeals for global action against coronavirus-fueled hate speech

New York/IBNS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for concerted global action to quash the “tsunami” of hate speech that has risen alongside the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Minority communities in Pakistan alleges discrimination by Imran Khan govt

Islamabad/IBNS: Showing the troubles faced by minority communities in Pakistan at a time when the nation is dealing with COVID-19 outbreak, many people belonging to the Christian community have been removed from their jobs, leaving them to an uncertain future ahead.

Rights experts warn against discrimination in COVID-19 response

New York/IBNS: Fearing a needless increase in COVID-19 deaths due to discrimination, UN independent human rights experts on Monday called for Governments to commit to racial equity and equality in their response to the pandemic.

World remains a ‘violent, highly discriminatory place’ for girls

New York/IBNS: Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common, but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed on Wednesday.

Fighting discrimination against women is key to beating AIDS

New York/IBNS: “The struggle to beat AIDS is inseparable from the struggle for women’s rights and from the struggle against all forms of discrimination”. This is the message from Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, on Zero Discrimination Day, which falls on Sunday March 1. The theme of this year’s Day is the fight against discrimination faced by women and girls, and the organization aims to raise awareness, mobilize action, and promote equality.

Hungarian government ‘fuels discrimination against migrants’, say UN human rights experts

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): New laws in Hungary, and Government attacks on civil society in the country, fuel “hostility, xenophobia, and discrimination against migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and all those trying to provide them support”, say a team of independent human rights experts mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.

New UN rights chief pledges to push back on ‘centuries of prejudice and discrimination’

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): The UN’s newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, intends to push back “centuries of prejudice and discrimination” against vulnerable groups including women and the peoples of the Global South, by pushing for more consensus between Member States, she said on Monday.

Using ‘leprosy’ metaphors in political rhetoric ‘fuels public stigma’ and discrimination: UN rights expert

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): Recent incidents where high-level politicians have used the word ‘leprosy’ in discriminatory remarks against rivals only contributes to harmful stereotypes surrounding the disease.

Promote tolerance, respect diversity, UN chief urges ahead of International Day against racial discrimination

New York, Mar 21 (JEN):  People worldwide are being encouraged by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to think about how they can better promote tolerance, inclusion and respect for diversity.

‘Discrimination against one is discrimination against all,’ says UNESCO on Day for Tolerance

New York, Nov 17(Just Earth News): Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the head of the United Nations cultural agency underscored how tolerance must be nurtured to celebrate the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.

TDSB Curriculum to be more diverse, inclusive and reflective campaigns TDSB trustee

Toronto, Sept. 15 (IBNS): Neethan Shan, recently elected Trustee of Toronto District School Board (TDSB) presented his campaign to have Ontario government to review the curriculum to make it more diverse, inclusive and reflective at a Press Conference organised by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPCC) at the Toronto City Hall.