01 March 2016 Current Affairs: Zero Discrimination Day is observed on March 1 every year to promote diversity and recognizes that everyone counts. Organizations like the United Nations (UN) actively promote the day with various activities to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, profession, education, and beliefs. This year’s theme is Stand Out and encourages everyone to stand for fair and just societies.Zero Discrimination Day was launched by UNAIDS, a United Nations program on HIV and AIDS, in December 2013. It was adopted by the UN the following March and is now observed annually. Zero Discrimination Day calls for transformative action.