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Organized By : United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

UNESCO, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism and Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children – in partnership with the Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Norway are hosting a joint side event, titled “From online hate to offline violence” within the 2021 Counter-Terrorism Week. 

The event will seek to further unpack this dilemma, by exploring how we can address and counter, through education in a digital context, hate speech and violent extremism which can lead in the worst instances to atrocity crimes. In particular, it will explore the role of education (including media and information literacy) as a tool for prevention and a means to build learners’ resilience against hateful and violent narratives, with a view to offer possible solutions for early interventions, for the consideration of the international community. At the same time, the side event will recognize that education alone cannot undertake the full range of preventive measures that are needed. And so, it will call for multi-sectoral partnerships and a whole-society approach that requires engagement of government and non- governmental multi-stakeholders in the decision-making process to address the multiplicity of factors feeding hate speech and violent extremism.

Date & Time: 25 June 08:00 – 09.30 AM EST 

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Organized By : United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (OSAPG) invite you for the event “Rethinking Solutions to Crisis in the Decade of Action: High Level Event Preventing Atrocity Crimes: The Role of Countering and Addressing Hate Speech” on 5 March 8.00-9.30 am ET.

This event focuses on the prevention of atrocity crimes by zooming in on one of the main risk indicators – hate speech – as per the Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes

The event aims to raise awareness about the importance of countering and addressing hate speech as a way to build societies resilient to the risk of violence including violent extremism and atrocity crimes – genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, with a particular focus on addressing and countering hate speech and its root causes. 

It also aims to showcase the need for multi-stakeholder collaboration to implement the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. Finally, the event aims at stressing the importance of focusing prevention initiatives at the grassroots, including by engaging with local civil society organizations to counter and address hate speech, as per the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes

5 March | 8:00-9:30am EST (14:00-15:30 CET)

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Organized By : United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect cordially invites you to join us to observe the 72nd Anniversary of Genocide Convention and the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

With a panel discussion on the lessons learned, opportunities and challenges of international justice, including criminal justice and reparations for victims of the crime of genocide. 

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Organized By : United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

Fifteen years ago, the adoption of the responsibility to protect during the 2005 World Summit
represented a significant step towards realizing the international community’s commitment to end
the most horrific forms of human rights violations. This vital and enduring commitment generated
hope and spurred action to shield populations around the world from genocide, war crimes, ethnic
cleansing and crimes against humanity.

While considerable progress has been made in terms of transforming the responsibility to protect
into a sustainable agenda for prevention, the efforts of the international community have not
matched the human suffering in parts of the world where atrocity crimes continue to be committed
with impunity. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the vulnerability of the least
protected in society and highlighted existing concerns, such as discrimination against certain
groups, hate speech, xenophobia, attacks and forced returns of refugees and asylum-seekers,
mistreatment of migrants, and sexual and gender-based violence. These are all indicators of risk
of atrocity crimes.

The 15th anniversary of the responsibility to protect takes place in a year when, more than ever,
political will and determination to protect and defend the rights of vulnerable populations is needed
in all corners of the world. The challenge is both practical and political: how to best uphold the
responsibility to protect by uniting efforts to strengthen its implementation.

Against this background, the Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect is
proposing a virtual conversation for United Nations principals, representatives of Member States,
regional and subregional organizations, and civil society organizations to commemorate the 15th
anniversary of the responsibility to protect. The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the
progress made to date and in light of emerging challenges, discuss priorities and strategies to
advance greater cooperation on the ground-breaking commitment to fully operationalize the
responsibility to protect populations from atrocity crimes.

The event will take place on 7 October 2020 from 09:00 am to 10:30 am (EST).
To confirm participation, please register here: https://forms.gle/xTvagFMv4xrDof116
*Deadline for RSVP is Monday 5 October 2020*