Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs
Crafting peace and building a safer world



The project aims to strengthen resilience to misinformation in countries vulnerable to conflict, protecting the health of members of fragile societies and avoiding the destabilization of peace processes. It is a short-term project linked to the temporality of COVID-19 crisis and deployed in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The initiative is funded by the European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments and coordinated by UNESCO in collaboration with national partners such as journalists' associations, trade unions, local and public service media, media self-regulatory bodies. Activities support professional and diverse media’s capacity to report on the pandemic; strengthens local fact-checking organisations to debunk misinformation; and empowers youth and other citizens to critically process what they read and hear linked to COVID-19.