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Motions on zero discrimination day

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day, an annual worldwide event that promotes diversity and recognizes that everyone counts;
2) further notes that the United Nations first celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1st, 2014, after UNAIDS, a UN program on HIV and AIDS, launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013;
3) remembers that organizations like the United Nations actively promote the day with various activities to celebrate everyone's right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color and beliefs;
4) further remembers that Zero Discrimination Day is an opportunity to highlight how everyone can be part of the transformation and take a stand for a fair and just society;
5) understands that discrimination has many forms, from racial or religious discrimination to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation or age;
6) believes that states and individuals have a legal obligation not to discriminate, and
7) calls for everyone to join the UNAIDS's campaign to speak up and prevent discrimination from standing in the way of achieving ambitions, goals and dreams.

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