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UN chief Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech
Secretary-General António Guterres sent out a video message on countering hate speech around the COVID-19 pandemic on 7 May 2020. In his address, he calls for solidarity to "tackle it together", appealing for an "all-out effort to end hate speech globally". He calls on "political leaders to show solidarity with all members of their societies and build and reinforce social cohesion" as well as on "civil society to strengthen outreach to vulnerable people and religious actors to serve as models of mutual respect".