First meeting, UN international media seminar on peace in the Middle East | Techy Kings


The event will bring together journalists, media experts, think tanks, diplomats and academics from Israel, the State of Palestine, the Middle East region, Europe, the United States and other parts of the world to discuss media-related issues and trends linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event also seeks to sensitize public opinion to the issue of Palestine and promote a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Opening of the session

10:30 – 10:45 | Opening session

Welcome comments

– Tatiana Valovaya, Director General of the UN Office in Geneva

Opening statements

– Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations

– Ambassador Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart, Swiss Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa


– HE António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

– HE Cheikh Niang, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, Chairman of the Committee for the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People


10:45 – 12:45 | Panel I: Honoring the legacy of Shireen Abu Akleh: Protecting journalists covering the conflict

Moderator: Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations

– Mr. Gideon Levy, Columnist and Member of the Editorial Board, Haaretz

– HE Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations

– Mr. Denis Masmejan, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, Switzerland

– Ana Luiza Massot Thompson-Flores, Director, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Geneva

10:45 – 11:45 | Opening statements and panel discussion

11:45 – 12:45 | Question time


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