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OHCHR and migration

Roundtable on confronting hate in our societies and reshaping narratives on migration, 10 July 2019

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

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