Global Council for Tolerance and Peace

UNESCO Integrated Strategy to Combat Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance

In order to respond to the challenges emerging in modern societies, UNESCO has adopted a new
Integrated Strategy to Combat Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance
(32 C/13) in October 2003.

In order to develop this strategy, UNESCO undertook a series of studies on different aspects and forms of racism, xenophobia and discrimination. A series of consultations in different regions in the world were also organized to discuss the regional specificities and priorities to be taken into account.

  • Development of scientific research and reflection on the phenomena of racism, discrimination and xenophobia;
  • Revision and/or revitalization of UNESCO’s instruments dealing with racism and discrimination;
  • Development of new educational approaches, elaboration of teaching materials and establishment of indicators;
  • Mobilization of opinion leaders and political decision-makers against racism and discrimination;
  • Preservation of diversity in multi-ethnic and multicultural societies;
  • Combating racist propaganda in media especially in cyberspace.
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