September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI).
Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information.
In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI).
In celebration of the third international Day for Universal Access to Information …
On Thursday, 27 September 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia, the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will host the third whole-day event ‘IPDCtalks: Good Laws and Practices for Open Societies: Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information’. The ‘IPDCtalks’ will be held to highlight and elaborate on the importance of access to information for all sustainable development efforts around the world. It consists of a series of attractive and dynamic talks from global public and community leaders, journalists, NGOs, policymakers and digital pioneers. The 2018 IPDC Talks will provide a platform for different societal actors to highlight concrete examples of innovative and creative access to information-initiatives that facilitate public engagement and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
The celebration for universal access to information will kick-start in Tunisia on September 25, with a panel event gathering around 250 participants to discuss progress and new initiatives around Tunisia’s Access to Information law. The country’s legislation on access to information is ranked by specialized observers among the “top-ten” best in the world in terms of its adherence to international standards. Mr. Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO is to address the event, among other high-level representatives from government, media and civil society.
- Do IDUAI events have livestreaming and archived videos?
- Do IDUAI presentations accept questions from remote participants?
- Can #IDUAI2018 videos be embedded on other websites?
- Are there relevant documents or resources related to this campaign?
"If information is power, then access to information is empowerment"
Join the global discussion about every citizen’s #RightToKnow this September with #IPDCtalks, in celebration of the International Day for Universal Access to Informationhttps://t.co/jdkr8CIwoD #AccessToInfo pic.twitter.com/3xYxo5IHQY
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