UN film festival encourages young people to promote peace, dialogue and empathy

Demonstrating empathy, humour and intelligence, a group of young film-makers have been recognized for their short videos, which tackle the weighty issues of discrimination, intolerance and misogyny in a creative and entertaining way, at a ceremony held at UN Headquarters.

‘Reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious sites, says Guterres, launching new plan to ‘counter hate and violence’

Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on Thursday launched a new plan of action to “counter hate and violence around the globe”.

News in Brief 11 October 2017 (PM)

UN genocide prevention expert concludes visit to CAR

Those responsible for atrocities and inciting ethnic and religious hatred in the Central African Republic (CAR) will have to face justice, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said on Wednesday.

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Refugees still portrayed as “potential terrorists” by some media

Refugees who have fled to Europe from countries like Syria and Afghanistan are still being portrayed as “potential terrorists”, especially on social media, while so-called “hate speech” is on the rise.

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Nigerian youth leader envisions peaceful future

Young leaders from across the globe are outlining their visions for a better future at a UN-sponsored meeting in Azerbaijan.

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“Inclusive” aspect of “living together” stressed at UN conference

The importance of diverse communities living together in harmony is expected to be underlined at a UN conference getting underway in Azerbaijan on Monday.

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UN takes aim at hate speech in the media

A new initiative designed to shed light on the proliferation of hate speech in the media has been launched by the UN.

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