United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) observes International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28 September every year. 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
- SDG 16 on initiatives to adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information
The theme of this year’s celebration: Leaving No One Behind!
UNESCO is commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information with a series of ‘Open Talks’ to be held in Lima, Peru.
Source: The UNESCO