Launch of posters to fight racism

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 February, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 February, 2003, 12:00am

The Home Affairs Bureau launched a poster campaign yesterday to promote the elimination of racial discrimination.

The new poster, to be displayed at MTR stations and Light Rail Transit stations, aims to raise public awareness of the importance of tackling racism.

A bureau spokesman said: 'The poster depicts people of different races, colours and national origins, who all have the inherent right to equal opportunities in every aspect of their lives.

'It is actually in our long-term economic interest that we do not tolerate racial discrimination because it cannot tally with our aspiration to become a world city as well as attracting the best talents from all corners of the world.'

Initiated by the bureau's Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony, the campaign will also mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which falls on March 21.

The spokesman said the theme of the poster was that all people were born with equal dignity and rights, irrespective of race, colour or national origin.

'To this end, all forms of racial discrimination should be eliminated,' he said.

'This is a fundamental tenet of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.'