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Building Back Better for Everyone & with Everyone
Fredag 02 Oktober 2020, 09:00 - 10:00

The UN Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and Denmark together with the UN Foundation, Global Focus, ActionAid International & Action for Sustainable Development are hosting a high-level side-event entitled:

 

BUILDING BACK BETTER FOR EVERYONE & WITH EVERYONE
– PROTECTING AND PROMOTING CIVIC SPACE IN THE CONTEXT OF A CRISIS

 

A HIGH-LEVEL VIRTUAL SIDE EVENT TAKING PLACE ON 2 OCTOBER 2020, 9 - 10 AM EDT

 

French and Spanish interpretation will be available

 

This high-level event is part of a joint effort between Civil Society and Member States to ensure participation in response to the accelerating shrinking of civic space following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will draw attention to the challenges and threats posed to civic space in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Throughout the event, practitioners and civil society activists from the ground will share their first-hand experiences, while high-level representatives from the UN system and Ministers from Denmark and Costa Rica will discuss how to best respond to threats to civic space and ensure a more enabling environment for civil society and human rights defenders.

 

A concept note is available here.

 

Speakers include:

  • H.E. Mr. Rasmus Prehn, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark
  • H.E. Mr. Rodolfo Solano, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica
  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
  • Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth
  • Ms. Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the UN Foundation
  • Ms. Julia Sánchez, Secretary-General of ActionAid International
  • Ms. Trisha Shetty, Founder of SheSays

 

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