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By Delia Chatoor

On December 21, 2020, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted a Resolution proclaiming February 4 as the International Day of Human Fraternity which will be observed each year, beginning in 2021.

During the discussions on the Agenda Item, UN member states recalled past deliberations on initiatives which called for the elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief; rapprochement of cultures; the Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, and the International Day of Living Together in Peace (May 16).

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