world day Against Racism
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
"I call on all people, especially political, civic and religious leaders, to strongly condemn messages and ideas based on racism, racial superiority or hatred as well as those that incite racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance."
Nelson Mandela addressing the General Assembly
Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly in 1994 as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
2014 Theme: "The Role of Leaders in Combatting Racism and Racial Discrimination"
The Durban Declaration and Programme of
ActionPDF document adopted at the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance on 8 September 2001, underlines the key role that political leaders and political parties can and ought to play in combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
At the World Conference and subsequent Review Conference, States also recognized that promoting greater respect and trust among different groups within society must be a shared but differentiated responsibility of government institutions, political leaders, grassroots organizations and citizens.
This year's theme was chosen by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to highlight key role that leaders play in mobilising political will to combat racism and racial discrimination.
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lousat (72855) 2014-03-21 6:51
Ciao Costantino,una bellissima foto per celebrare la festa contro il razzismo,hai scelto un angolo stupendo con l'architettura ortodossa sullo sfondo che ha fatto la differenza.Buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-03-21 7:46
What an important day to capture in a photo - sun, lovely setting, fine colours - making the world a better place.
Have a great weekend,
photoray (10505) 2014-03-21 7:57
Interesting scene combining humans joining hands in front of classical church. Colorful, historical and fine message.
Thanks for sharing,
Romano46 (16580) 2014-03-21 9:01
una bella foto scattata oggi e che vuole ricordare una iniziativa alla quale aderisco con entusiasmo.
Con l'occasione ti faccio gli auguri di un buon fine settimana
photographer_sg (3117) 2014-03-21 9:33
That is an inspiring picture and a fine view beautifully composed. People joining hands against racism and racial discrimination will surely make the world a better and more peaceful place.
thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
Noel_Byrne (21448) 2014-03-21 13:01
A powerful message, one we can never be anything it pleased to see, it's message it too important. The people in this image have made such a beautiful interpretation of it too, creating this human circle. The fact that it is done in front of this wonderful architecture is such a bonus, and you got such amazing details across the whole scene.
Gigidusud (13655) 2014-03-21 13:05
A celebration scene well captured in front this splendid architecture. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end.
carlo62 (28397) 2014-03-21 15:49
l'architettura è molto bella e c'è un bel dinamismo, creato dal gioco dei ragazzi che stanno celebrando questa giornata.
Alco (6656) 2014-03-21 18:36
Nice daily life picture with a beautiful church in the background.Interesting and appropriate note.Well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-03-21 19:22
so happy to see also in Volos and all over Greece, this morning I saw it in Acropolis and it was a great emotion!!
a very beautiful message and very thoughtful of you to share this priceless composition!!
may you have a great day!!
omid266 (3487) 2014-03-21 21:20
Costantino , ***
What important message and subject for all peolple and leaders and government of the world ,
and what nice Union of this children , that gives us PEACE and Friendship and inspires all peolple and leaders i hope this,
and what interesting that this day (21 th March) is the Begining of New Persian Year ,
Very Hopeful message and foto for visiting for me today,
well done and Thanks as always for sharing and
** Wish and Prayer for PEACE and Love in all the world and all the Hearts **
Good Luck ,
Sonata11 (33179) 2014-03-21 22:04
magnificent capture of this beautiful composition. Wonderfully done and is pleasure to look at. Perfectly well done. Love it. Tfs.
Best regards and have a great WE, Barbara
PaulVDV (20711) 2014-03-21 23:01
Your message is nicely expressed by the human circle in front of that beautiful church.
Best regards, Paul
emka (73797) 2014-03-21 23:48
Hi Costantino, I didn't know that it is such day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and in the first day of spring. Nice circle of you young people. Beautiful Orthodox church in the background.
Warm regrads Malgo.
fabbs99 (16079) 2014-03-21 23:54
Nice colorful composition on the world day against racism .Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
pierrefonds (55250) 2014-03-22 4:46
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. TYhe point of view is showing the details and the colours of the architecture of the church. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
clic (14340) 2014-03-22 7:12
Geia sou Costantino
Like the 'round dance' of my childhood, people of all nations performed a touching message of brotherhood on this idyllic plaza featuring the impressive orthodox church.
Your message below is a strong contribution for a bonded humanity.
marabu61 (7443) 2014-03-22 12:54
A fit contribution to commemorate this very important day indeed. People joining their hand to form a circle, what more could describe solidarity between the people of the world.
Your picture somehow got an ancient, almost 70ties feel to it. I don't know is it the colors or the light that reminds me of the old kodakchome slides?.
have a great sunday
fritzi007 (3101) 2014-03-23 17:14
Natürlich, gegen den Rassismus, sehr wichtig in unserer, europäischen Gesellschaft!!!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Woche
macjake (52930) 2014-03-24 13:55
excellent subject and content!
Not sure if a world without racism will ever exist, but lets hope!
what a better world it would be!
excellent post for TE
Didi (55145) 2014-03-24 18:05
Very nice folkloric local scene and very interesting subject for all of us
Good view on the church
Miguel82 (20950) 2014-04-02 18:33
Good report about that initiative for youth Constantino, pupils are singing nearby a superb church, good light and perfect sharpness, regards
kato (11630) 2014-04-08 19:35
You're capturing well this party joining hands by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle who many people are joining hands for struggling against Racism and Racial Discriminationat the square in front of beautiful church with a good design. Discrimination and racism are big social problems which continue from ancient times to the present age. It seems to originate in prejudice, a race, a political system, religion, and an economic discrepancy, and the way of solution has only every person's waking and conscience.
jmdias (52918) 2014-06-01 1:47
very nice moment with people making a circle giving the hands, a protest with a good meaning. I liked the shapes of the church in the BG. nice details.
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (51944)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture
- Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-21 6:25