The purpose of the observance of the International Year for Action ~to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination is to achieve substantial progress in eliminating all forms and manifestations of racism and racial discrimination (including the policies of Apartheid) and in ensuring equality for all and full enjoyment by all of the civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights as well as the rights of peoples to self-determination without any distinctions such as race, colour, national ~r ethnic origin, and thereby to promote further respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the world. The measures proposed to Combat Racial Discrimination include, among others, the following:—
(i) Ratification of the International Convention of all forms of the elimination of Racial Discrim-ination; (ii) Adoption of all measures necessary to implement fully the principles contained in the United Nations Declaration on the elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination;
(iii) Widest possible dissemination of the said declaration
(iv) Inclusion in the curricula of schools and other educational Institutions etc. the teaching of the scientific facts about race and to ensure that invidious distinction about peoples is not made in text books and class rooms etc.
To commemorate the International Year 1971 for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination, the Pakistan Post Office is issuing a set of two postage stamps of 20 - Paisa and 50 - Paisa denominations on 21st March, 1971.