Stand Up For Migrants


Roundtable on confronting hate in our societies and reshaping narratives on migration

Stand Up For Migrants Roundtable on confronting hate in our societies and reshaping narratives on migration

On 10 July 2019, the UN Human Rights Office organised a one-day roundtable on Confronting hate in our societies and reshaping narratives on migration. OHCHR brought together a range of actors and activists to identify and encourage innovative approaches to reframe toxic narratives on migration; to share experiences and learn from each other’s challenges and successes; and to find ways to better collaborate and support each other.

Participants included over 30 representatives from civil society organisations, cities, migrant youth communities, international organisations, the international human rights mechanisms, the business sector and migrant rights’ defenders. In the course of the roundtable discussion, participants provided a wealth of ideas and examples of good practices on successes achieved and recommendations for further action, on the part of the UN Human Rights Office, as well as within their own work and by building new partnerships.

This roundtable builds upon and complements the previous meetings the Office has convened, namely “Changing the public narrative on migration: promoting tolerance and confronting xenophobia against migrants” in 2016 and “Building partnerships to counter anti-migrant narratives”, held in 2017.

Read the informal summary to learn more about the findings and conclusions.


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