Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Strengthening the Implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Previous meetings

1st Inter-Agency meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

At the request of the International Programme for Development of Communication, the first UN-Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity was convened at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris in September 2011. It marked the first effort to systematically bring the UN family of agencies together with relevant stakeholders to address the worsening safety situation of journalists, media workers, and social media producers reporting on sensitive topics in the field. 
The meeting resulted in the first draft of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity. >> Read more

 

2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

In April 2012 the UN Plan of Action was endorsed by the UN Chief Executive Board, the highest level coordination mechanism in the UN system. Consequently, a second UN Inter-Agency meeting took place in Vienna in November 2012 where a comprehensive Implementation Strategy was adopted. The strategy included over 120 concrete actions that could be taken on the protection of journalists and its related issues and will serve as the basis for the review process. >> Read more

 

3rd UN-Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

In November 2014, convened by UNESCO and co-hosted by the OHCHR and the Council of Europe, was held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. It coincided with the inaugural International Day to End Impunity of Crimes against Journalists on 2 November. This working meeting reviewed the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity from 2013 to 2014 including the successes, challenges, lessons learnt and the way forward. The meeting resulted in an Implementation Review Report on the period of 2013-2014. >> Read more