UNAR Ufficio Nazionale Antidiscriminazioni Razziali


The Office for the promotion of equality of treatment and the elimination of discrimination on grounds of race and ethnic origin, in short UNAR, was established to implement directive 2000/43/EC, concerning the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin.

The Legislative Decree no. 215/2003 and the correlated Presidential Decree of 11 December 2003 on the organization of the Office, enumerate in minute detail such different functions, which can be easily classified in four ample categories, identifiable according to their purposes:

  • the first sphere of action includes all the activities which aim to prevent any behaviour or act which could produce a discriminatory effect, by sensitizing public opinion and the professionals of the sector and through the activity of information and communication;
  • the elimination of any circumstance implying a discrimination constitutes the second group of activities;
  • the third sphere of competence includes the promotion of positive actions, studies, researches, training courses and exchange of experiences, also in partnership with the associations and the bodies operating in the sector, with the institutes of statistics and with the non governmental organizations;
  • the fourth and last sphere of action includes the activities of monitoring and assessment of the actual implementation of the principle of equal treatment and the effectiveness of the mechanisms of protection.
UNAR – National Office against Racial Discrimination (IT)


Marco Buemi






Largo Chigi 19, 00187 – Roma
Tel.  +39 06 677 922 67




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