Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations. The day is to promote equality before law and practice in all member states of the United Nations. The day was first celebrated on 1 March 2014, and it was launched on 27 February of that year in Beijing with a major event by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidib.
In February 2017, UNAIDS called on people to “stand in the way of achieving ambitions, goals and dreams and make some noise around zero discrimination to prevent discrimination”. The day is particularly noted by organizations such as UNAIDS that combat discrimination against people living with HIV / AIDS. “AIDS-related stigma and discrimination is prevalent in almost every part of the world, including Liberia, and is present in almost every part of the world, including our Liberia,” Dr., Chairman of the National AIDS Commission. Ivan F. Of Liberia, according to Camanor. The United Nations Development Program also paid tribute to LGBTI people with HIV / AIDS in 2017 facing discrimination.
Campaigners in India have used this day to speak out against laws that discriminate against the LGBTI community, especially during the previous campaign to repeal the law (Indian Penal Code, s377) which was previously in that country Criminalizing homosexuality, that law was overturned in September 2018, the Supreme Court of India. In 2015, Armenian Americans from California organized a ‘Die-In’ on Zero Discrimination Day to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide.