The UNESCO webinar aims to exchange experiences and expertise on the measures to address the COVID-19 crisis at the global and local levels. The focus will be on the social dimensions of “leaving no one behind” and on actions taken to fight against the growing incidents of racism and discrimination.
The webinar is targeting national/local policymakers and stakeholders, international and regional organizations, academics, students and NGOs. Speakers will include global experts and city authorities from UNESCO’s International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR. The presentations will consist of actions of solidarity and assistance to vulnerable populations conducted by the cities, and items for discussion on how ICCAR and other city networks and actors could act as a crucial platform during this difficult time.
- Tendayi Achiume (UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance)
- Gyonggu Shin (Senior Advisor for Human Rights & International Affairs, City of Gwangju, Republic of Korea)
- Jack Jedwab (President and CEO, Association of Canadian Studies, Canada)
Language of the event: English