IIMSAM Middle East Regional Office Marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

IIMSAM Middle East Director & Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Naseer Homoud’s message on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Dr. Naseer Homoud calls upon the world for unified approach for fighting racial discrimination.

Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Marking the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Dr. Naseer Homoud, Goodwill Ambassador and Director of Middle East office for the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), the Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council while addressing the media said “The crusade to make racism to books of history is only possible if the approach towards fighting the same is unified and organized with collective contribution of governments, organizations and over and above individuals. On this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, I urge everyone to join hands for this crusade. I am sure, together; we can make real and ample progress for curbing racial discrimination from our civilization”.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Homoud urged that the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination aims to increase awareness of the harmful effects of racism on an international scale. By recognizing the importance of this day, IIMSAM demonstrates its commitment to fostering respect, equality and diversity. “Whether it’s in the workplace, the schoolyard or elsewhere, racial stereotypes and prejudices impose a cost on all society,” said Dr. Homoud. “IIMSAM has firm stand against racial discrimination to ensure that all people across the globe can make a strong contribution to a productive economy and a cohesive society” he added.

Reaffirming IIMSAM commitment to fight against any type of racial discrimination Dr. Homoud contended that IIMSAM under leadership of His Excellency Ambassador Remigio M. Maradona, its Director General has firm stand against racial discrimination. IIMSAM believes that racism must be eradicated from all corners of the world at any cost and under any circumstances. The direct adverse affect of such discrimination is often visible on marginalized section of our society who are even deprived of their basic rights. “Firm rejection of the racist ideology is an imperative for us all. Equality, justice and respect for the human rights of all are common threads in our societies that reinforce the fight against racism. They are a central part of our commitment to each other. It is not just a matter for institutional action”. Dr. Homoud said.

While speaking on the relevance of observing this day Dr. Homoud said new forms of racism have taken shape in the wake of globalization, the formation of multi-ethnic societies and the fight against terrorism affecting in particular ethnic or religious minorities, immigrants, refugees or asylum-seekers. He added “we strongly condemns all forms of racism, racial discrimination, intolerance and discrimination and urges states to adopt effective measures to combat the symptoms and causes of racism and discrimination and to effectively guarantee the freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief to all without distinction. Based on the conviction that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, such discrimination must not be allowed”.

IIMSAM Middle East Regional Office
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