France, 28 September 2021 (TDI): International 2021 Day of Access to Information is celebrated annually on 28 September. This year’s theme was “The Right to Know and Build Better Access to Information”. The date was also announced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conference in 2015. The importance of recognizing the International Day of Access to Information (IDUAI) is to find information law and its implementation to establish strong institutions for public benefit and sustainable development, as well as to strengthen basic human rights and the right to information.
IDUAI is meant to highlight the fact that the public needs an accurate and reliable source of information that is not yet available. The International Day of Information Access was designed to mobilize government, civil society, and policymakers to meet the goals of the United Nations 2030 agenda. And will discuss recommendations for reviewing UNESCO Development Policy guidelines.
To achieve the #GlobalGoals & leave no one behind, access to accurate information is essential.
— United Nations (@UN) September 28, 2021