Dialogue of civilizations, tolerance

12 September 2019, UN Headquarters

Opening remarks at press encounter on the Launching of the United Nations Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites

Good morning. 
 
Today we are launching an important new effort to tackle hate and violence around the globe. 
 
It is called the United Nations Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites.
 
We are doing so for a reason that is both deeply unfortunate and absolutely necessary. 
 
Our world is plagued with a surge in anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, attacks against Christians, and other religious groups.  
 

12 September 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks at the launching of the United Nations Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites

Thank you for joining us as we launch an important new effort to counter hate and violence around the globe.
 
As we are all so tragically aware, our world is facing a surge in anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, attacks against Christians, and intolerance targeting other religious groups.
 
In recent months alone, Jews have been murdered in synagogues, Muslims gunned down in mosques, Christians killed at prayer.
 
I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms. 
 

26 June 2019, General Assembly

Remarks at informal meeting of the General Assembly on "Combatting Anti-semitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate - The Challenges of Teaching Tolerance and Respect in the Digital Age"

I thank all involved for bringing us together to tackle the tsunami of hatred that is so visible and violent across the world today.
 
A special welcome to Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein from the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego.  Rabbi, thank you for your inspiring actions since the shooting in April that took the life of one of your congregants and injured you as well.
 
Recently I viewed an exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage here in New York that is called “Auschwitz.  Not long ago.  Not far away”.
 
It is an apt title.
 

English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لمساندة ضحايا التعذيب.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي للقضاء على العنف الجنسي في حالات النزاع.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للاجئين.

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.

English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي للتحويلات المالية العائلية.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة بدء العد التنازلي لفترة المائة يوم المتبقية قبل حلول اليوم الدولي للسلام في عام 2019.