The theme of WPFC 2020 (9-10 December) is ‘Journalism without Fear or Favour.’ The aim of WPFC is to ensure that journalists can work freely, safely and independently, now and in the future. WPFC 2020 will be a highly interactive and participatory conference, merging digital and in-person elements. Register >>
The UNESCO Director-General’s Report is a unique mechanism within the UN system for monitoring the killings of journalists. It was first published in 2008. The report is submitted every two years to the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.