Secretary-General António Guterres has decried the existence of racism in the organisation.
He indicated that the situation was ironic and worrisome, considering the fact that the organisation’s principles forbid all forms of discrimination.
Guterres spoke at the launch of “Awareness and Action”, a campaign initiated by the world body to address racism in its fold.
“Racism challenges every government, every society, and every organisation including our own.
“It’s true that we have clear rules in place that prohibit and protect staff from all forms of discrimination, including racism.