About the 2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
Participants pledged that all stakeholders work together and with relevant national authorities to ensure that the recommendations of the UN Plan of Action were applied at the country level. A national experience is going to be launched in a selection of first-phase country, among which are Pakistan, Nepal, South Sudan and Iraq as well as a Latin American country to be selected soon.
Discussions over the two-days led to a rich exchange of experiences and ideas on ways to strengthen the role of the United Nations, establishing partnerships with governmental, intergovernmental and other organizations and groups, and working with civil society and media to heighten awareness and foster safety initiatives. A statement was issued by civil society delegates in that sense.
The UN Plan of Action on The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity was prepared during the 1st UN Inter-Agency Meeting on this issue, convened by the Director-General of UNESCO at the request of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).