Damascus, SANA- With the participation of Syria, the United Nations (UN) has held the online “Global Education Ministers Conference on addressing hate speech through education”.
The conference aims to enhance the role of education in combating hate speech and to reach a generation that has the ability to confront extremist ideology and hatred against the other, spread equality and human rights, and to employ the internet and social media for this purpose.
Before the war, Syria relied on education as a developmental approach to reduce the factors that generate social disintegration. It provided the opportunity for free education for all its citizens. It also adopted procedural policies to support the participation of the children of remote areas and the most vulnerable groups in education, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Bassam Ibrahim said in a speech.
Minister Ibrahim added that the terrorist war on Syria showed the destructive effect of hatred on the lives of societies and countries, and how spreading hatred has become one of the tools of wars that are used against peoples.
He noted that the educational institutions in Syria have responded to the repercussions of the war and its repercussions and worked to reduce the factors of fanaticism, hatred and violence with a set of policies and procedures.
In a statement to reporters, Dr. Amal Yaziji, Head of the International Law Department at the Faculty of Law at Damascus University, stressed the importance of Syria’s participation in the conference after it was exposed to a terrorist war that led to the development of hate speech and extremism among some, indicating that Syria has always been an example to follow in coexistence among Syrians.