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United Nations General Assembly adoption of an International Day for Countering Hate Speech

By: Alice Wairimu Nderitu
On: 26 Jul, 2021

Commenting that "[...] Addressing hate speech requires a multi stakeholder approach involving Government, civil society, academia, media, tech and social media companies, the private sector, faith actors, as well as the victims and communities affected by hate speech [...]", the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, welcomed the adoption by the General Assembly on 21 July of resolution A/75/L.115 on “Promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in countering hate speech” in a UN press release issued on 26 July 2021. The resolution marks an important milestone in advancing interreligious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance and countering hate speech globally.

 

More information on the resolution can be accessed here:

1) press release link https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/documents/Statement_on_draft_GA...
2) UN Resolution: https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/75/309