The Washington Post columnist was killed inside Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul past year.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders today of failing to protect journalists, even taking aim at Donald Trump for "vilifying the media".
Amal Clooney spekas during the Global Conference for Media Freedom at The Printworks in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 54 media workers were killed worldwide in 2018.
Ms Callamard's 101-page report, published in June, said there was "credible evidence" that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials were individually liable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.More news: United Kingdom watchdog proposes to fine Marriott $124 million for data breach
The fund, which will be administered by UNESCO, will be used to support, train and provide legal help for journalists around the world. It's unclear how much money the fund will have; Britain committed 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) and Canada 1 million Canadian dollars ($760,000).
In his letter to the British secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs, Simon said by denying RT and Sputnik accreditation based on a determination that these outlets are a form of propaganda, "your government risks undermining the very principles of free expression that the conference was meant to promote".
"If we act together we can shine a spotlight on abuses and impose a diplomatic price on those who would harm journalists or lock them up for doing their jobs", he said.
The Global Conference for Media Freedom in London earlier denied accreditation for the Sputnik news agency, as well as RT, without providing any explanation for this decision. He added: "We have to remember that what we say can have an impact in other countries where they can't take press freedom for granted".
Organizers did not release a full list of conference participants but said delegations were expected from nations with dire press freedom records, such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey.More news: New Zealand into Cricket World Cup final despite Jadeja’s heroics for India
Hunt also announced that there would be funds to promote press freedom around the world, and said there would soon be a contact group of "like minded" countries that will lobby in unison when the media comes under attack.
Asked if he agreed with Mr Trump that journalists were "the enemy of the people", Mr Hunt responded: "I wouldn't use the language President Trump uses and I would not agree with it".
The report says the UN Security Council should initiate a follow-up criminal investigation into Khashoggi's murder to build up strong files on each of the alleged perpetrators and identify mechanisms for formal accountability, such as a tribunal.
Hunt also defended the publication of the private diplomatic cables highly critical of Trump, sent by the United Kingdom ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch.
"Because as James Madison - one of America's founding fathers - warned us more than 200 years ago - the right to a free press is the only effectual guardian of every other right".More news: Starbucks Tie-Dyed a Frappuccino for Summer