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UN units March 15 as Worldwide Day to Fight Islamophobia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Normal Meeting accepted a decision Tuesday setting March 15 because the Worldwide Day to Fight Islamophobia.

The decision, adopted by consensus by the 193-member world physique and cosponsored by 55 primarily Muslim international locations, emphasizes the precise to freedom of faith and perception and recollects a 1981 decision calling for “the elimination of all types of intolerance and of discrimination based mostly on faith or perception.”

It expresses deep concern at “the general rise in situations of discrimination, intolerance and violence, whatever the actors, directed towards members of many religions and different communities in numerous elements of the world, together with instances motivated by Islamophobia, antisemitism, Christianophobia and prejudices towards individuals of different religions or beliefs.”

The decision asks all international locations, U.N. our bodies, worldwide and regional organizations, civil society, personal sector and faith-based organizations “to prepare and assist numerous high-visibility occasions geared toward successfully rising consciousness of all ranges about curbing Islamophobia,” and to watch the brand new Worldwide Day to Fight Islamophobia.

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