Manifestations of racial and national hatred


1510. Manifestations of racial and national hatred

The General Assembly, Recalling that the fundamental purposes of the United Nations are to maintain international peace and security and to develop friendly relations among nations and that, to this end, it is necessary to strengthen cooperation among peoples and nations and to educate the younger generation in this spirit, Noting with gratification that the manifestations of racial and national hatred, religious intolerance and racial prejudice which still exist in the world have been consistently condemned by the United Nations, Sharing the grave concern of the Commission an Human Rights and the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities about these manifestations, Being alarmed by the fact that tendencies to racial and national hatred are still not sufficiently combated in many parts of the world by orienting youth in accordance with the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations, Expressing the principle that the United Nations is duty bound to combat these manifestations, to establish the facts and the causes of their origin, and to recommend resolute and effective measures which can be taken against them,

1. Resolutely condemns all manifestations and practices of racial, religious and national hatred in the political, economic, social, educational and cultural spheres of the life of society as violations of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

2. Calls upon the Governments of all States to take all necessary measures to prevent all manifestations of racial, religious and national hatred.

943rd plenary meeting,
12 December 1960.

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