Zero Discrimination Day

Date: March 1

Organized By: UN, UNAIDS

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams



Zero discrimination day promotes diversity and recognizes that everyone counts. This aims to combat all forms of discrimination.

The first Zero Discrimination Day was celebrated by UN on March 1, 2014, after UNAIDS (a UN program on HIV and AIDS) launches its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013.

The symbol for zero discrimination day is the butterfly.

The aim of this day is to encourage all members of the international community to unite under the banner of diversity and celebrate each other’s difference in an authoritative rejection of discrimination in all its forms.

This day is observed to draw attention to the millions who still suffer from social and economic exclusion due to prejudice and intolerance. This day welcomes diversity in all its forms reinforces social cohesion and brings valuable benefits to societies around the world.


2015: Open Up, Reach Out

2016: Stand Out and encourages everyone to stand for fair and just societies.

2017: Make Some Noise

Actions and Programs

There are many activities or programs organized on this day to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, profession, education, belief, disability, illness, etc.

People expresses and celebrate this day through drawings, pictures, audio and video.


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