Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and communicate information. In a technology-driven world, however, digital literacy and digital skills have become essential to access and consume it.
28 September marks the Universal Access to Information Day, with this year’s theme being The Right to Know – Build Back Better with Access to Information.
On this occasion, UNESCO and partners are hosting six online webinars over 28 and 29 September 2021, focusing on access to information (ATI) laws and the importance of their implementation for the contribution to sustainable development.
Universal Access to Information Day 2021 has panels dedicated to different aspects of information accessibility:
- trends of ATI laws,
- the importance of oversight bodies,
- using digital technologies for accessing information,
- Building ATI-related initiatives,
- regional perspectives on ATI,
- harnessing Open Educational Resources to strengthen access to information.
These various panels provide an opportunity for those who are interested in information accessibility to explore the topic in greater depth with experts in the field of ATI and individuals who are involved in the legislative process.
Events for Universal Access to Information Day are taking place online and registration for each panel can be found on the UNESCO International Day for Universal Access to Information website. Each panel can be registered for separately through their panel page.
Preview video of the Day’s events: https://youtu.be/HPsS0cyzfTw
Read more, browse panels, and register for each event: International Day for Universal Access to Information (unesco.org)