Free flow of information is one of the main criteria used to determine the level of peace in a country, following the Global Peace Index (GPI). In the thirteenth edition of the GPI issued in June 2019, several sub-Saharan African countries are positioned at the bottom of the ladder of peace, one of the main reasons being their decline in the free flow of information in recent years. A broad view of the GPI report shows that these countries also have a weak index on internet freedom and digital rights, as well as the freedom of the press.
The United Nations World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) was held on May 23 and 24, 2016in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), under the initiative of the then Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. Continue reading Advocacy in the Digital Age and Challenges to maximize Impact in the Global South. Insights from the WHS