United Nations Launches Anti-Racism Campaign in Brazil

The campaign is geared toward combating violence against black youths in the country.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data, every twenty-three minutes a young black man is killed in Brazil. That is 66 lives lost per day and 4,290 deaths per year.

"I reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations team in Brazil to eliminate racism and racial discrimination. The ‘Vidas Negras campaign is a call to action,” said United Nations resident coordinator Niky Fabiancic during the . . .

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