Responding to the "Infodemic"

03.12.2020. 14:50

COVID-19-related misinformation and disinformation causes unacceptable harm. It can undermine public health responses, threaten social cohesion and foment violence and conflict. False and misleading information costs lives and hinders global efforts to defeat COVID-19.Join us for a discussion sharing best practice approaches to combatting the "Infodemic":

- Welcome words of Ambassador - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Andrejs Pildegovičs
- Opening remarks by President of General Assembly H.E. Volkan Bozkir
- Example of Latvia – Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Edgars Rinkēvičs
- Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the Honourable Mitch Fifield
- Example of Australia – Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, H.E. Senator the Honorable Marise Payne
- Example of Indonesia – Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Director General of Application and Informatics, Mr. Semuel A. Pangerapan
- Example of India – Assistant Vice-Minister, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ms Neerja Sekhar
- Example of France – Deputy Director of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, United Nations, International Organizations, Human Rights and Francophonie, Mr. Jean-Marc Seré-Charlet
- Remarks of an NGO - Secretary General of “Reporters Without Borders” and President of the Partnership on Information and Democracy, Mr. Christophe Deloire
- Remarks of World Health Organization– Director of Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness Department, Dr Sylvie C. Briand
- Q&A moderated by Ambassador - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Andrejs Pildegovičs
- Closing remarks – United Nations, Director, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, Mr Maher Nasser

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