Group of Friends (GoF) on Countering Disinformation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
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The General Assembly adopted by consensus Pakistan-sponsored resolution 76/227 on Countering Disinformation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms which has initiated a concerted campaign at the United Nations to counter disinformation by states and all relevant stakeholders. The resolution highlights the negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the rapid spread of disinformation, through online platforms, including social media.

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Pursuant to resolution 76/227, Pakistan is establishing Group of Friends on Countering Disinformation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms with the following Terms of Reference:

  • Highlight the global concerns about the exponential spread and proliferation of disinformation and how it is impacting human rights and the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Provide a platform for deliberations to member states to discuss means to counter disinformation and raise awareness;
  • Share best practices to counter disinformation;
  • Promote multi-stakeholder cooperation for developing multi­ dimensional responses for countering disinformation 
  • Promote and protect freedom of expression