UNAOC Will Meet to Explore Holistic Approaches to Combating Anti-Semitism

March 12, 2021

The UNAOC will host an important meeting with principals of major Jewish organizations, envoys and coordinators on combating anti-Semitism, and relevant UN entities next week on March 15th at 8:30 AM EDT.

Over the past year, as the world battled a deadly pandemic, we also had to face the menace of the toxic ideologies of neo-Nazis and far-right extremists spreading in mainstream media and especially on the dark web. These groups targeted Jews as well as other faith communities and vulnerable populations exploiting their fear and the social turmoil created by the pandemic.

It should be noted that despite recently improved policies by internet providers that have been increasingly booting out hate groups from popular social media platforms, these groups have moved their communications into encrypted chatrooms, which makes it harder to track and monitor.

Anti-Semitism is not a problem of Jewish communities alone; it is also a deep-seated threat to democratic societies.Therefore, developing human rights-based strategies to prevent and counter the spread of antisemitism as well as other manifestations of discrimination and racism requires a coordinated and holistic approach that brings together government, civil society, faith communities, religious actors, the private sector, media, schools, and universities.

Join the UNAOC on Monday, March 15th to explore synergies and good practices in combating anti-Semitism and learn about preventing and countering anti-Semitism across the UN system.

Learn more and watch the live event on Monday, March 15th at 8:30 EDT: here.