Zero Discrimination Day

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News: Every year Zero Discrimination Day is observed on 1st March

Facts:

  • It is observed by the United Nations AIDS Programme.
  • Was first observed in 2014 after UNAIDS launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013.
  • 2020 Theme: Zero Discrimination against Women and Girls

Additional information: 

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

  • It is an initiative of the United Nations which was started in 1996. It is is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The main objective of the programme is to coordinate global action on the AIDS disease and alleviate its impact.
  • The UN Political declaration on ending AIDS was adopted in 2016 which seeks to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.