The UN has emphasized equality in dignity, rights, and contributions to the development and well-being of a person’s society and condemn any doctrine that supports racial superiority as socially unjust and dangerous. The UN believes that the principles of equality also require States to adopt special measures to eliminate conditions that cause or help to perpetuate racial discrimination.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organizations once said, “In a world of diversity, understanding and respect of others constitute the only possible path to eliminating racial discrimination. Building walls to keep other people out often means keeping ourselves shut in. Our diversity is the strength: let us learn how to draw on it for the resources of inventiveness, creativity and peace. The more we respect others, the more we respect ourselves.”