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LAUNCH EVENT: Rabat Plan of Action on the prohibition of advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence

OHCHR is organizing the launch of the “Rabat Plan of Action on the prohibition of advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence”, on 21 February 2013 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in Room XIX at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Following opening statements by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, the High Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Alliance of Civilizations, President Jorge Sampaio, and the Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, the three experts involved in the expert workshops on the prohibition of incitement to hatred, including the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, will introduce and present the Rabat Plan of Action.

Delegations are invited to make interventions and benefit from an engagement with the experts. The United Nations agencies and bodies, international and regional organizations as well as civil society organizations may also participate in the discussion.