We are proud to announce that on the 30th of October EBA delegation together with Dr Jessy Lai, Founder and Group CEO of Monspace Multinational Corporation from Malaysia, who is an official member of the EBA group in Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in special consultancy status attended Bi-Annual meeting with Mr Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. During the meeting director general informed the participants about UN developments and priorities.
Amongst most important issues were Disarmament, impact of digital technology on work of mediators in preventing violent conflicts, Geneva Peace week 2018 with an overarching theme of Building Peace in Turbulent World and projects such as Newsletter on Impact Stories offering solutions into massive impact that the International Geneva has in everybody’s lives and Iceberg series, which is a collection of 9 books about added value of the work of international organisations.
The latter projects aimed at informing the public in a balanced and honest manner. This approach is supported by Europe Business Assembly and during the question time Ivan Savvov congratulated Mr Møller on his initiatives as well as pointed out the new damaging phenomenon such as ‘fake news’ and stressed the importance of delivering news in a factual and balanced way. Mr Møller agreed that news has to be constructive that not portray only catastrophes and negativity, but find ways and solutions for the problems and therefore empowering people to act positively. Mr Møller said that fake news has to be specifically addressed and more work is to be done. Last year after brutal attack by the Times newspaper on its members Europe Business Assembly has initiated a project for fighting the ‘fake’ news and welcomes businessmen, academics and general public to make suggestions, share experience and take active part.
So we choose the only direction - Ahead!
Palais de nations, United Nations Office at Geneva
Dr Jessy Lai, Founder/Group CEO, Monspace Multinational Corporation, Malaysia
Mr Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and Mr Ivan Savvov, EBA Director of International Relations