In New York, United Nations Secretary-General U Thant has called for the elimination of racism and racial discrimination.
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TRANSCRIPT: U THANT: (SEQ. 2): "1971 must be a year in which the doctrines of racial distinction and superiority, so abhorrent to the international community, are recognised everywhere as obnoxious, dangerous and unjust, and in which more effective measures are launched at all levels to end, once and one for all, the shameful phenomena of racial segregation and discrimination. 1971 must also be a year in which the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is further strengthened by the adherence to it of as many additional States as possible. Let us redouble our efforts to achieve these goals. Education and information are powerful instruments which must be used to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among nations, communities and individuals."
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Background: In New York, United Nations Secretary-General U Thant has called for the elimination of racism and racial discrimination. In a speech U Thant said that 1971 must be a year of effort to eliminate racism.
Sunday the 21st March has been declared the International Day for elimination of Racial Discrimination.