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PEN International is a partner on the Implementation Strategy of the 2013 UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.

UNplan of actionOver the last decade, more than 500 journalists and media workers have been killed worldwide, with many more wounded or threatened while carrying out their professional responsibilities. In most cases these journalists were not reporting on armed conflict but on local stories, particularly related to corruption and other illegal activities such as organized crime and drugs. In light of these dramatic statistics, there has been a pressing need for the various UN agencies, NGOs such as PEN International, funds and programmes to develop a single, strategic and harmonized approach in order to have greater impact on combating the issue.