Today is International Day for Countering Hate Speech

The United Nations considers hate speech “any kind of communication in speech, writing or behaviour, that attacks or uses pejorative or discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are, in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, colour, descent, gender or other identity factor.”

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The United Nations considers hate speech “any kind of communication in speech, writing or behaviour, that attacks or uses pejorative or discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are, in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, colour, descent, gender or other identity factor.” And last July, the United Nations put forth a resolution disavowing it in any form and on any platform.

In July 2021, the UN General Assembly highlighted global concerns over “the exponential spread and proliferation of hate speech” around the world and adopted a resolution on “promoting inter religious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in countering hate speech”.

The resolution recognise the need to counter discrimination, xenophobia and hate speech and calls on all relevant factors, including States, to increase their efforts to address this phenomenon, in line with international human rights law.

The resolution proclaimed June 18, as the International Day for Countering Hate Speech, which will be marked for the first time in 2022.