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).
This year UNESCO is commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information with a series of ‘Open Talks’. Al the global level, an Open Talk event will be held in Lima, Peru. See the video on Facebook. Regional events will be held in Asia and the Pacific and Latin America.
In celebration of the fourth international Day for Universal Access to Information, Zimbabwe will join the rest of the world to commemorate International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on the 27th of September under the global theme: Access to Information: Leaving no one behind. The event was held at Marondera in Rudhaka Stadium, in a public forum event.
- Do IDUAI events have livestreaming and archived videos?
- Do IDUAI presentations accept questions from remote participants?
- Can IDUAI videos be embedded on other websites?
- Are there relevant documents or resources related to this campaign?
The IDUAI has particular relevance with Agenda 2030 with specific reference to:
SDG 2 on investment in rural infrastructure and technology development,
SDG 11 on positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas and
SDG 16 on initiatives to adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information.
The free flow of information & ideas lies at the heart of democracy and is crucial to #StandUp4HumanRights.
— United Nations (@UN) September 28, 2019
28 September is #AccessToInfoDay!
Despite the growth in Internet penetration worldwide, the distribution of access is still inequitable. ⚖️
Take action now! Encourage your country to improve people's #AccessToInfo and leave no one behind!
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) September 28, 2019
In this #PAIAShadowReport, the CER details its experience with requesting information from mining companies and illustrates the hoops civil society must often jump in order to gain access information from private companies. Read more https://t.co/ebnGz3eKdR #IDUAI2019 pic.twitter.com/3iF16gg7ry
— CentreEnvRights (@CentreEnvRights) September 28, 2019
Access to Information Day