The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Launched in 2015


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)’s #SpreadNoHate initiative aims at preventing and countering hate speech and the negative portrayal of migrants and refugees in traditional and new media. Since its launch in late 2015, the initiative has promoted constructive dialogue on hate speech among media professionals, academia, and relevant NGOs, and allowed them to share best practices in preventing and countering hate speech in the media. To date, UNAOC has organized five international #SpreadNoHate Symposia at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as well as in Baku, Azerbaijan, in Brussels, Belgium, in partnership with the European Union, and Cairo, Egypt. The #SpreadNoHate initiative also consists of an ongoing social media campaign that has consistently topped Twitter trends and comprehensive reports with recommendations. UNAOC is currently working on developing phase II of #SpreadNoHate, which will consist in journalism training workshops using concrete recommendations developed as part of the global initiative. 



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#SpreadNoHate initiative (UNAOC website – includes videos of the symposia, concept notes, agendas, and photos):

Summary Report with Recommendations: #SpreadNoHate Symposium - Brussels, January 2017 (UNAOC website):








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