The UN and Civic Space: Strengthening Participation, Protection and Promotion

A virtual, interactive panel discussion moderated by Ms Ilze Brands Kehris, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, with civil society and UN representatives on strengthening the UN’s role in promoting and protecting civic space under the Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights and the UN Guidance Note on Civic Space

Date/ Time:

  • Friday, 4 December 2020
  • 10:00 to 11:30 AM (New York)


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The event will feature:

  • Volker Türk, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General
  • Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Women Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya
  • Lysa John, Secretary General, CIVICUS
  • Shirine Jurdi, MENA Regional Representative, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Lina Yismeray Gómez Navarro, Advocacy Coordinator, Dignidad y Justicia en el Camino AC


Event Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30
Organiser or Host: 
UN Human Rights & UN Women