Publications & Resources


Launch of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech


The UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech sets out strategic guidance for the UN system to address hate speech at the national and global level. It also includes ways the UN Secretariat can support the work of the Resident Coordinators in addressing and countering hate speech. Its objectives are twofold: first, to enhance UN efforts to address root causes and drivers of hate speech; and second, to enable effective UN responses to the impact of hate speech on societies.

Assessment/Early Warning tools

Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes [Englishpdf] [Frenchpdf] [Spanishpdf]

All of us have a responsibility to ask ourselves what we can do to protect populations from the most serious international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. These crimes continue to be perpetrated in many places across the world...

The question is sometimes asked as to whether specific events, past or present, can be referred to as “genocide.” It is important to adhere to the correct usage of the term, for several reasons...

Plan of Action for Religious Leaders

Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent and Counter Incitement to Violence [Arabicpdf] [Englishpdf]

Incitement to violence that targets communities or individuals based on their identity can contribute to enabling or preparing atrocity crimes and is both a warning sign and early indicator of the risk of those crimes. Monitoring, preventing and countering incitement to violence can contribute to prevention efforts.