Call for comments: Countering disinformation for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms


Deadline
18 April 2022
Issued by
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Purpose
Countering disinformation for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Objectives

The United Nations General Assembly resolution 76/227 on “Countering disinformation for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms” requested the UN Secretary-General to seek the views of States, United Nations entities and relevant stakeholders and to submit to the General Assembly at its seventy-seventh session a report, within existing resources, based on information and best practices shared by States, United Nations entities and relevant stakeholders on countering disinformation.”

Background

The Office of the High Commissioner is supporting the preparation of this report and invites Member States, United Nations entities and relevant stakeholders to provide inputs relating to the following aspects: 

  • Examples of initiatives aimed at countering disinformation, including the objectives and the specific steps taken over the last five years.
  • Assessments of the effectiveness of initiatives countering disinformation and their impact on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. 

How and where to submit inputs/comments

Submissions should be sent to: ohchr-disinformation@un.org no later than 8 April 2022.

Additional supporting materials, such as reports, academic studies, and other background materials may be annexed/linked to the submission.

E-mail subject line:
Input for the Report on countering disinformation and human rights from (NAME OF ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL)
Word limit:
2,500 words
File formats:
Word, PDF
Accepted languages:
English, French or Spanish

Treatment of inputs/comments received

All submissions will be posted online. Should you wish to maintain confidentiality of your submission, kindly indicate it at the time of submission.

A related Note Verbale was also sent to all Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva.