28th September is “International Day for Universal Access to Information”

Since 2016 UNESCO marks 28 September as the “International Day for Universal Access to Information” (IDUAI), following the adoption of the 38 C/Resolution 57 declaring 28 September of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI).

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.

In particular, UNESCO has been designated by the UN General Assembly as the custodian agency for global monitoring of part of the SDG target 16.10.2 in terms of which all countries should ensure ‘’public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. During these events, UNESCO will discuss monitoring results and present trends in the field of access to information.

To celebrate this day on 27th September, just one day before, we organize our SIA4Y project event: RIGHT OF ACCESS TO
PUBLIC INFORMATION in Leuven, Belgium.

Come and join us! More info here: http://civicyouth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/I21-190927-SIA4Y-flyer-workshop-Louvain.pdf



This year UNESCO is commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information on 28 September 2019. To mark the day, UNESCO will organize a series of ‘Open Talks’ at the global level in Lima, Peru and at the regional level in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Arab States and Europe.

See the full list of events here: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/accesstoinformationday/2019/aroundtheworld

This info was brought to you within our SIA4Y project framework!

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