Publications & Resources


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] [Chinesepdf] [Englishpdf] [Frenchpdf] [Spanishpdf]

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.

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.

Detailed Guidance on Implementation of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action for United Nations Field Presences September 2020


The Detailed Guidance provides recommendations on how to implement the 13 commitments set out in the UN Strategy as well as options for action that the United Nations can take in field contexts, building on existing tools and programmes, as well as good practices from within the United Nations system and other partners.

United Nations Guidance Note on Addressing and Countering COVID-19 Related Hate Speech

[Englishpdf] [Frenchpdf]

The guidance note follows the Secretary-General’s global appeal to address and counter hate speech on 8 May 2020 and builds on the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. It provides recommendations to Member States, civil society, media and other relevant stakeholders for addressing and countering COVID-19-related hate speech.

Engaging Religious Actors to Counter Hate Speech, Prevent Incitement to Violence, and Build Peaceful & Inclusive Societies

إشراك الجهات الفاعلة الدينية لمواجهة خطاب الكراهية ، ومنع التحريض على العنف ، وبناء مجتمعات سلمية وشاملة


In partnership with The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA)