On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the President of the Republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, affirmed that we will face the effects of discrimination in our society, and we will continue to move forward with the work of liberating the Cuban Revolution.
In the message, which he shared on his Twitter account, the President confirmed that Cuba has a national program to combat racism and racial discrimination, approved by the Council of Ministers.
Since its approval in November 2019, the program has identified a projection to address a problem that can only be eliminated through the universality of its proposals and the shared responsibility of all involved.
First of all, there is the political will to lead the country. The government committee running the program is chaired by the Cuban president, and is hailed by 18 government agencies and an equal number of civil society organizations. The Ministries of Culture, Foreign Relations, Science, Technology and the Environment, as well as the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists are involved in the direct coordination of works.
On the other hand, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, today warned that racism is a deep-rooted global evil, transcending generations and polluting societies inequality, oppression and marginalization, according to Prensa Latina reports.
In his message for the day, Guterres called on young people, teachers and leaders to teach how all people are born equal.
Right now, the head of the United Nations said, racism manifests itself in the generalized discrimination suffered by people of African descent, and in the oppression and oppression suffered by indigenous peoples and other ethnic minorities. We see this in the disgusting opinions of white supremacists and other extremist groups.
Guterres stressed that where such manifestations of racism exist, we must condemn them without reservation and without hesitation.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations announced, citing PL.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated on March 21 every year, because on that date in 1960, the police opened fire and killed 69 people in a peaceful demonstration against apartheid laws that took place in Sharpville, South Africa.