United States Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will lead a high-level side event on globalizing efforts to combat antisemitism on Thursday, February 9, at 3 p.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber at UN Headquarters.
The event, co-hosted by the United States Mission to the United Nations and the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Canada, Israel, Morocco, and the United Kingdom to the United Nations, will open with remarks from Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and include a panel discussion with UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming, U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combatting Antisemitism Deborah Lipstadt, and American Jewish Committee CEO Ted Deutch. The panel will be moderated by author and speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz. The cohosts will also deliver brief remarks during the event.
This event will draw attention to the deeply worrying trend of rising antisemitism around the world and discuss effective solutions for confronting the various manifestations of contemporary antisemitism. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about methods and practical solutions for addressing antisemitism, countering antisemitic hate speech online, and educating communities around the world. Additional background is included in the attached concept note.