In June 2019, the Secretary-General António Guterres launched the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.

The Strategy and Plan of Action sets out strategic guidance to the UN system itself, including ways the UN Secretariat can support UN Resident Coordinators in addressing and countering hate speech.

Its objectives are twofold: first, to enhance United Nations efforts to address root causes and drivers of hate speech; and second, to enable effective United Nations responses to the impact of hate speech on societies. It consists of 13 commitments for action by the UN system, and is grounded in respect for freedom of opinion and expression, supporting more speech, not less, as a key means to address hate speech.