Last year CRNI had a seat on the planning committee for the inaugural Cartooning Global Forum (États Généraux du Dessin de Presse) held at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, France. The recommendations from this event are released today to help mark #WPFD2019
On World Press Freedom Day we are pleased to endorse the recommendations from the first Cartooning Global Forum, offering guidelines on how the contribution of cartoonists worldwide might best be used to achieve the UN Members States’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities and Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions.
Representatives from thirty-three international NGOs and cartoonists’ associations, eight universities, museums and archival institutions, ten publishers and media companies and, overall, thirty different nations contributed to the discussion from which these recommendations emerged.READ THE FULL RECOMMENDATIONS
CRNI will continue to assist in the planning and facilitation of the next forum, set to take place at Paris City Hall on October 2nd, 2019. There are a number of ancillary events taking place in the same week elsewhere in the city, as well as meetings before and after as part of the Salon International de la Caricature, du Dessin de Presse et d’Humour, Saint-Just-le-Martel.
Registration for accreditation at the 2019 forum is now open. Cartoonists are encouraged to participate as well as other stakeholders, especially academics, archivists, legal experts and organizations concerned with freedom of expression and protection of creative rights.REGISTER FOR CGF2019