Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. Each and every one of us plays a role in either contributing to or breaking down racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.
The UN has launched a social media campaign called "Let's Fight Racism" in a joint effort by the Department of Public Information and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to engage with the general public.
The campaign website offers a number of ways in which you can spread the word and help promote this initiative. It also suggests ways in which you you can take part, either by sharing, stories, videos and e-cards, or by taking a quiz and checking out the UN's Global Action Plan to combat racism.
Suggested Twitter and Facebook Updates to help spread the word:
Spread the word! New campaign to fight racism, xenophobia & intolerance launched by #UN http://on.fb.me/nFiUuh #FightRacism
Visit the #FightRacism campaign on Facebook to share ideas for combatting #racism in your community - http://on.fb.me/nFiUuh
Send a message that #racism is unacceptable – visit http://on.fb.me/nFiUuh to take part in the #FightRacism campaign
#FightRacism with #UN – visit http://on.fb.me/nFiUuh to download a postcard and pass it on to friends!
Tell the #UN what you are doing to combat racism on by using hashtag #FightRacism.
What does #racism mean to you? Visit #UN page http://www.letsfightracism.org, read what others have to say. Help #FightRacism!
Learn more about #racism - Read real life stories at http://www.letsfightracism.org – Join the cause to #FightRacism!
Test your knowledge on #HumanRights #Defenders! Take a quiz at http://www.letsfightracism.org and contribute to #FightRacism.
Learn more about racism
Seek different perspectives through reading the writings of authors of other races or ethnicity. Read real life stories about overcoming racial discrimination. http://www.letsfightracism.org
What does racism mean to you?
Join the UN Let’s Fight Racism campaign and read what racism means to others. Learn from a new perspective and share your story! http://www.letsfightracism.org
More Than Meets the Eye
Check out the UN campaign to fight racism. Download postcards, share with friends, have your say and more. http://on.fb.me/nFiUuh
Let’s Fight Racism
Tell us what you are doing to combat racism on the Let’s Fight Racism Facebook page http://on.fb.me/nFiUuh or via Twitter using #FightRacism. Join our discussion!
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
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