Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2018

Wed, 2 May -
9:45 to 10:30

World Press Freedom Day Opening Ceremony

Wed, 2 May -
13:30 to 15:00

Parallel Session 3

Wed, 2 May -
18:30 to 22:00

UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony and Gala Dinner

Thu, 3 May -
18:30 to 19:30

Closing Session


Deputy Director-General UNESCO

Mr Getachew Engida (Ethiopia) joined UNESCO as Deputy Assistant Director-General for Administration and Comptroller in June 2004. He has served as Deputy Director-General since July 2010. He worked previously in responsible managerial and leadership positions at Ernst & Young, BOC and Thompson-Reuters, the latter for ten years in the UK and Kenya (1986-1995). He was a senior executive at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Rome), a Director at the International Livestock Research Institute (Nairobi). Mr Engida has also served as a governance and management specialist on External Program and Management Review Panels of three major agricultural research centres supported by the World Bank, FAO, UNEP and UNDP.