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ICDR urges International Community to endorse International Dalit Decade 2020 -2030

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Washington, D.C., March 21, 2020

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21), the International Commission for Dalit Rights (ICDR), its associates, and the Global Conference Organizing Committee (GCOC) are launching the International Dalit Decade (2020-2030) for Dalits, minorities and marginalized groups who have faced inequality, exclusion and discrimination based on caste, work and descent. The ICDR and GCOC urge the international community to endorse the International Dalit Decade as a global effort to galvanize and globalize the movement of people striving to eliminate caste, work and descent-based discrimination, inequality and injustice. About 300 million people around the world identify themselves as impacted by discrimination based on caste, work and descent.

In 2020, the ICDR and the GCOC, in collaboration with multiple organizations including the Dalit NGO Federation Nepal, are organizing the world’s largest conference on dignity, diversity, security and government accountability towards Dalits, minorities, Adivasis and other marginalized people who have faced caste-, work- and descent-based discrimination, gender violence, bigotry, socio-economic oppression and political exclusion. The Global Conference will examine challenges and exchange best practices on implementation of constitutional and international human rights mechanisms for the elimination of caste, work and descent-based discrimination in caste-affected countries, particularly in South Asia. Participants in the Global Conference will develop a Global Comprehensive Strategic Framework and a Plan of Action for 2020-2030 to combat inequality, exclusion and discrimination based on caste, work and descent in the 21st century.

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. In 1979, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a program of activities to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. Since then, racist and discriminatory laws and practices have been abolished in many countries, and 189 states have ratified or acceded to the treaty providing an international framework for fighting racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The ICDR is a leading global movement of people striving to eliminate caste or work and descent-based discrimination, inequality and injustice.

 

Dil Bishkarma (D.B. Sagar)

President

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