On 29 October 2021, the Permanent Missions of Ukraine and Lithuania to the United Nations will hold an online event entitled ‘Creative Ways to Strengthen Resistance to Disinformation and False Information’.
Ukraine is initiating sharing of the best practices of the UN member states in the field of combating disinformation in order to consolidate a proactive policy of the international community, aimed at combating disinformation influences and building resilient societies.
The ‘Creative Ideas Fair’ is being organized as part of the Global Media Literacy Week, which is taking place at the UN on 24-31 October 2021 pursuant to this year’s resolution of the UN General Assembly, cosponsored by Ukraine.
Leading Ukrainian and Lithuanian non-governmental organizations will present their own creative projects designed to build up societies’ resilience to the influence of disinformation narratives.
Ukraine is going to present the following projects:
StopFake Bingo - an educational game developed by StopFake fact checkers. As the game progresses, participants learn how the disinformation works.
Media Literacy Maze - a project of the Council for International Research and Exchanges (IREX). It is a mobile construction consisting of thematic rooms, photo and interactive zones. Since 28 October 2021, this project has been traveling through the Ukrainian communities to raise awareness of the media literacy.
The representatives of The Purpose, the UN implementation partner in The Verified campaign aimed at disseminating objective information about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination, are also invited to speak at the event.
The event begins at 8.30 pm Kyiv time and will be held in English.
The live broadcast will be available on the Facebook page of the MFA of Ukraine: https://www.facebook.com/UkraineMFA
The event is supported by the Crisis Management Center of UNDP in Ukraine under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.