Protecting Civic Space during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Examining the role that SDG16+ can play in responding to current threats
Friday, 10 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Danish Institute for Human Rights, Zambian Council for Social Development (ZCSD), Co-operation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), Global Focus, Forus, CIVICUS, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)

The event will bring together civil society representatives, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, and State representatives to discuss their respective and complementary roles in protecting and securing civic space in the implementation of SDG16. In particular the event will: - Provide an analysis of how civic space has evolved at the national level since the advent of COVID-19 - Identify ways in which SDG 16 and human rights can be jointly leveraged to effectively monitor and advance civic space

United Nations