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National Office against Racial Discrimination - UNAR

October 26th 2011

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UNAR is the Italian Office against Racial Discrimination. Operating since November 2004 with the purpose of promoting equal treatment and removing all forms of racial and ethnic discrimination, UNAR monitors the impact of discrimination on men and women as well as explores the relationship with other forms of discrimination, such as those based on culture or religion.

UNAR is also Italy’s National Contact Point for Roma Inclusion.

The organisation is a predominantly promotion-type and legal support body [1].

Contact details:

Postal address: Ufficio Nazionale Antidiscriminazioni Razziali
Via della Ferratella in Laterano, 51 – 00184 Roma

Helpline: +39 800 90 10 10

Telephone: +39 06 67792267

General email address: Mail:


Contact person for media enquiries:

- To find out more information about the grounds/fields of discrimination covered by the organisation, as well as its powers, activities and structure, please download the detailed profile below:

[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly promotion-type equality bodies “spend the bulk of their time and resources on a broader mix of activities that include supporting good practice in organisations, raising awareness of rights, developing a knowledge base on equality and non-discrimination, and providing legal advice and assistance to individual victims of discrimination” (page 44).