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The Second Global Summit on Religion Peace and Security
Date: 29 April -
1 May 2019
Organization: UNOG
Location: Room XX
Category: Conference



The Second Global Summit on Religion Peace and Security


Building bridges, fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech to enhance the
protection of religious minorities, refugees and migrants

29 April to 1 May
Geneva, Palais de Nations, Conference Room XX


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At a time of increasing divisions between nations and peoples as well as growing economic and social inequality, specific groups, including religious minorities, migrants and refugees, are being increasingly targeted with stereotyping, hate speech and hate crimes. This is particularly apparent in contexts where ultra-nationalist parties are ruling or emerging. In these contexts, the use of hate speech, scapegoating or “othering” is widespread along with calls for the implementation of laws and policies that discriminate against specific identity groups. Also, common fears are manipulated while prejudice, bigotry and intolerance grow.

In many parts of the world, ultra-nationalist parties are emerging as a challenge to multilateralism and liberal democracies by questioning and undermining the very principles and values that these institutions are built on.

Objectives

The second Global Summit will:
  1. Discuss ways to enhance the protection of religious minorities, refugees and migrants by building bridges, fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech;
  2. Identify challenges and opportunities in this regard;
  3. Highlight knowledge, lessons learned and good practices in the field of building bridges, fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech;
  4. Discuss practical ways the “Dialogue Five” stakeholders can contribute to this endeavour.

Expected Outcome of the 2nd Global Summit

The Second Global Summit aims at developing a “Plan of Action to enhance the protection of
religious minorities, refugees and migrants by building bridges, fostering inclusivity and
countering hate speech.


Co-organizers
  • Mr. Adama DIENG, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (OSAPG)
  • Dr. Liviu OLTEANU, Secretary General of the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty (AIDLR)





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