On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved and ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris. In that same city, on 27 November of this year, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli underlined the club’s duties in fighting racial discrimination in all its forms.
Juventus celebrates today’s anniversary of the landmark declaration with particular attention to article 7, related to discrimination.
“All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.”
It is the spirit of these words, immortalised by the United Nations in the aftermath of the Second World War, that guides the Turin club’s motivation to tackle racism in football.
The greatest and most recent proof of this has been the Juventus-UNESCO collaboration in producing and presenting the first ever report on racism and discrimination in international football, entitled “Colour? What Colour?”