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Addressing Hate Speech: Educational Responses
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2022 | 14 p.
Nicole Fournier-Sylvester
Corporate author: 
UNESCO; United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

This paper is part of a collection of discussion papers, commissioned and produced by UNESCO and the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG).The papers are a direct contribution to the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action and are published in the context of the Multistakeholder Forum and Ministerial Conference on Addressing Hate Speech through Education in September and October 2021.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the pertinence of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action, generating a wave of hate speech across the world –further exacerbating intolerance and discrimination towards particular groups and destabilizing societies and political systems. The discussion papers seek to unpack key issues related to this global challenge and propose possible responses and recommendations.


Resource Type: 
International normative instruments / policy and advocacy documents
Media & information literacy / digital citizenship
Human rights
Preventing violent extremism / genocide
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
hate speech
Ethnic discrimination
Media and information literacy
media education
Social media