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UN Says March 15 is International Day to Combat Islamophobia

NEW YORK (SD) – -The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution establishing March 15th as international day against Islamophobia. The resolution had the support of 193 members of the UN General Assembly and was proposed by 55 Muslim-Majority countries, the intent being to strength the right to freedom of religion and belief.

It also revived the 1981 resolution which calls the “the elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion and belief”.

The resolution expressed strong concern regarding the increased incidences of racism, intolerance and violence against people of different faiths, which includes cases of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Christian and any hatred against anyone with different religion believes.

The UN General Assembly calls on all countries, UN agencies, international and regional organizations, civil society, the private sectors and religious organizations to organize events in order to raise awareness of Islamophobia and to mark it the International Day of Remembrance.

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