Roundtable Discussion on the Digital Age for Humanitarian Purpose Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the UN

August 26, 2019

The Ambassador of Senegal, H.EAmbassador Cheikh Niang hosted a panel discussion on the ways that NGOs and non-profits are digital and social media to promote the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. to coincide with the release of an annual Simon & Schuster book series entitled Human Liberty 2.0: Advancing Universal Rights in the Digital Age. The book series features inspiring stories of digital humanitariansfrom every continent on earthwho are using digital and social media to advance fundamental human rights across boundaries of geography and culture. 


One of the keynote speakers was by Matthew Daniels, JD, PhD, the author of Human Liberty 2.0, Mr. Stephen of Nigeria, Founder of an anti-genocide organization called the International Committee on Nigeria, and Ms. Katy Mony, the Director of Business Partnerships for Ushahidi, a Kenyan crowd-mapping NGO.  


Representatives of over two dozen UN Missions attended the event and in the discussion including Algeria, Burkina Faso, , Djibouti, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan and Togo.


Among those who attended was the Permanent Representative of Egypt Ambassador Mohamed Fathi Ahmed , Ambassador Koki Muli Grignon of Kenya, Sara of Macedonia, Tessa Dikker of the Netherlands, Rasha Al-Katta of Canada and several other high ranking African delegates attended.


Photo Credits: Society & Diplomatic Review 


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