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Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2686 on Tolerance and International Peace and Security

Tomorrow morning (14 June), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2686 of 14 June 2023 on tolerance and international peace and security, which was co-penned by the UK and former Council member the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Wairimu Nderitu is the anticipated briefer.

Resolution 2686 requested the Secretary-General to provide an oral briefing to the Council by 14 June 2024 on the resolution’s implementation “in the context of situations throughout the peace continuum which are on the agenda of the Council, utilizing information from available United Nations sources, including country teams, peacekeeping operations, and other United Nations personnel”. Nderitu is therefore expected to brief on developments related to several aspects of the resolution, which recognises that “hate speech, racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, related forms of intolerance, gender discrimination, and acts of extremism can contribute to driving the outbreak, escalation and recurrence of conflict” and urges states and international and regional organisations “to publicly condemn violence, hate speech and extremism motivated by discrimination including on the grounds of race, ethnicity, gender, religion or language, in a manner consistent with applicable international law, including the right to freedom of expression”.

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