Communiqué of the 1147th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council, Held on 6 April 2023, on the Briefing on Prevention of Ideology of Hate, Genocide and Hate Crimes in Africa.
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The Council expressed deep concern over, and strongly condemned, the persistent trend and perpetration of the ideologies of hate, hate speech, identity-based conflicts, including religious, inter-ethnic and inter-tribal violence, xenophobia, racism, which collectively constitute drivers of the ideology of hate, hate crimes and genocide; and emphasized the need for Member States to enhance early warning mechanisms and pay more attention to early warning signs of looming inter-tribal or inter-ethnic conflicts and to timeously prevent their escalation. The Council also stressed the need to effectively regulate and closely monitor the misuse and abuse of the conventional and non-conventional media and, in this respect, stressed the need for Member States to adopt necessary policies to effectively monitor the media and to promote professionalism, ethical and factual reporting, as well as to effectively prevent the exploitation and abuse of the media for propagating extremist messages that incite hate crimes and genocide.
SubjectGenocide and Hate Crimes
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