26 June 2019
The inaugural International Conference on Cohesive Societies which Singapore hosted was attended by about 1,000 academics, officials and members of religious and civil society groups from nearly 40 countries. Those numbers attest to the importance which Singapore places on concerted international action on cohesion and harmony in a diverse world. Looking ahead, such inclusive and large-scale events can serve to offset some of the accumulated effects of hate speech and other forms of discord on social media and elsewhere, so that these do not become entrenched as the new normal in global cultural relations. Terrorism and even lesser forms of extremism are the chief challenges in that sphere.
Last updated on 26/06/2019