Amid this disturbing reality, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed the need to uphold the basic principles of human dignity at all times.
“Hateful rhetoric and provocative actions must cease. I am deeply troubled by the rise in antisemitism and anti-Muslim bigotry. Jewish and Muslim communities in many parts of the world are on high alert, fearing for their personal safety and security,” he said.
“We must find a way to hold on to our common humanity,” he further stressed.
The United Nations has a long history of mobilizing the world against hatred of all kinds to defend human rights and advance the rule of law. The UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech seeks to enhance the UN’s response to the global phenomenon, and makes a firm commitment to step up coordinated action to tackle the threat.