We must act now to strengthen the immunity of our societies against the virus of hate that’s why I’m appealing today for an all-out effort to end hate speech globally
I call on political leaders to show solidarity with all members of their societies and build and reinforce social cohesion.
I call on educational institutions to focus on digital literacy at a time when billions of young people are online and when extremists are seeking to prey on captive and potentially despairing audiences
I call on the media, especially social media companies. To do much more to flag and, in line with international human rights law, remove racist, misogynist and other harmful content
I call on civil society to strengthen outreach to vulnerable people and religious actors to serve as models of mutual respect and I ask everyone, everywhere, to stand up against hate treat each other with dignity and take every opportunity to spread kindness.
Last year, I launched the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech to enhance United Nations efforts against this scourge as we combat the pandemic, we have a duty to protect people, end stigma and prevent violence