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Zero Discrimination Day: 01 March

Published on March 01, 2024
Current Context: Zero Discrimination Day is observed every year on March 1.
Zero Discrimination Day: 01 March
  • This international day, spearheaded by the United Nations, serves as a potent reminder of fundamental human rights and the need to promote equality, inclusion, and tolerance across the globe.
  • The day was first celebrated on March 1, 2014, after UNAIDS, a joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS, launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on ‘World AIDS Day’ in December 2013.
  • The then-Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel SidibĂ©, launched the day in 2014 with a major event in Beijing.
  • The theme for Zero Discrimination Day 2024 is “To protect everyone’s health, protect everyone’s rights”.
  • This day aims to inspire individuals, governments, and organizations to take decisive action to eradicate discrimination.
  • Discrimination in any form deeply impacts an individual.
  • It also violates human rights, and creates barriers to access education, healthcare, and job opportunities, which eventually perpetuates poverty and inequality.

Question:

Q.1 What was the theme for Zero Discrimination Day 2024?
a. Equality for All
b. No Discrimination, No Exceptions
c. To protect everyone’s health, protect everyone’s rights
d. Stand Up for Human Rights
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