White supremacist and neo-Nazi movements are becoming an international threat, according to the UN secretary general. Opening the Human Rights Council on Monday, Antonio Guterres called for global action against them.
Less than two months after the assault on the Capitol in the United States (read framed), lto use the pandemic and social and political divisions to expand.
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These constitute “the greatest threat to the internal security of several countries”, he said, without naming any of these states. “All too often, these hate groups are encouraged by people in positions of responsibility,” he added.
All too often, these hate groups are encouraged by people in positions of responsibility.
There too, he did not mention anyone, especially not former US President Donald Trump, accused of having fueled recent violence in his country. And Antonio Guterres to target fundraising, online discussions and collaboration between these movements. “It is only through concerted action on a global scale that we can put an end to this threat” which is spreading “by the day”, he adds.
Systemic racism must again be discussed in the Council which meets for a month and promises to be more polarized than ever.
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