Civil Society Section
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Report of the Secretary General
"Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief"
Deadline 15 June 2012
In preparation for the Secretary-General's forthcoming report, you are invited to provide input (see para.10, General Assembly resolution 66/167: http://goo.gl/vrh8D).Guidance note on contributions
1. Responses should not exceed five pages (supporting documents can be attached).
2. Bearing in mind the text of General Assembly resolution A/RES/66/167, responses may wish to reflect the following:
a. General information on the implementation of the resolution;
b. Information concerning steps taken by countries to combat intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief as set forth in the resolution, including measures and policies to:
-ensure that public functionaries, in the conduct of their public duties, do not discriminate against an individual on the basis of religion or belief;
-foster religious freedom and pluralism by promoting the ability of members of all religious communities to manifest their religion and to contribute openly and on an equal footing to society;