9:00 am - 10:00 am (ET)
Safeguarding Civic Space in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
By United Nations Foundation, Action for Sustainable Development, ActionAid, Globalt Fokus, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN and Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN
Building Back Better for Everyone & with Everyone – Protecting and Promoting Civic Space in the Context of a Crisis
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.