Human Rights, democracy

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18 June 2019, UN Headquarters

Opening remarks at press encounter at launch of United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the press following the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.

Good afternoon.
 
Hate speech is a direct assault on our core values of tolerance, inclusion and respect for human rights and human dignity. It sets groups against each other, contributes to violence and conflict, and undermines all our efforts for peace, stability and sustainable development. As such, addressing it is a priority for the entire United Nations system.
 

18 June 2019, ECOSOC

Remarks at the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

Thank you for being here today to mark the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.

This Strategy and Plan of Action are brand new – but they are rooted in our oldest commitment. Respect for human rights, without discrimination based on race, sex, language or religion, is a thread running through the United Nations Charter.

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11 June 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks to the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Just a few weeks ago, a remarkable young woman came to the United Nations to share her story with the Security Council. 

Her name was Nujeen Mustafa, a 20-year old refugee from Aleppo. 

Nujeen happens to have cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. 

She movingly described her life as a young woman with a disability in the midst of war – the difficulties, the challenges and her constant fear that her disability might have caused her family to be seconds too late from fleeing a bombing.

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