“Discrimination hampers development” – Commissioner Piebalgs launches a new initiative to fight discrimination in developing countries

European CommissionPress Release from the European Commission

Brussels, 01 June 2012 – EU Commissioner Piebalgs today unveiled the launch of a new €20 million package to help fight against any kind of discrimination – whether based on gender or sexual orientation, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, or disability – which affects millions of people around the world.

The announcement was made during an event at the European Commission. High level speakers exchanged views on how to move ahead towards tolerant democracies as well as the added value of non-discrimination and the promotion of human rights to unlock sources of development and enable inclusive growth.

The EU announced that this new package will be available for NGOs and civil society groups to tackle incidences of any kind of discrimination on the ground. Continue Reading

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