The announcement was made during a handover ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in the presence of H.E. Mr Albertus Aochamub, Ambassador of Namibia, host country of the 2021 Conference; H.E. Ms Gabriela Civila Lopez, Ambassador of Uruguay; and Mr Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO.

With Uruguay as the host of the 2022 World Press Freedom Day, the global conference returns to Latin America and the Caribbean after almost a decade since the event took place in San Jose, Costa Rica. The conference is expected to take place around 3 May in Colonia del Sacramento, one of Uruguay’s oldest cities, which historic quarter is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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