Stand against "negative, nativist narratives" UN chief tells Sweden

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers the 2016 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture in Stockholm, Sweden. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Sweden should take a stand against negative and "nativist narratives", when it comes to refugees, the UN Secretary-General urged on Wednesday.

But he also commended the European nation for taking in the most refugees, in proportion to its size.

Ban Ki-moon made the remarks at Uppsala University, during the Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture, delivered in memory of the life and work of the second Secretary-General of the UN.

Earlier at a conference in Geneva, the UN urged countries to relieve the pressure on Syria's neighbours by welcoming more refugees from the conflict.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

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