International Day for Universal Access to Information
Access to information is an inalienable human right that serves the public, in particular civil society and the media. International Human Rights Law has been adopted globally. Recognizing the significance of access to information, the 74th UN General Assembly proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) at the UN level in October 2019.
Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO has announced “access to information in times of crisis” as the theme of the 2020 edition of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), celebrated every year on 28 September.
The celebration will serve as an opportunity to call on Member States to enact and fully implement Right to Access to Information laws, by showing their unique value in the times of crisis. The 2020 edition of IDUAI will be the first commemoration of the International Day since its proclamation at UN level by the 74th UN General Assembly.
During the IDUAI 2020, participants will advocate for sound constitutional, statutory and policy guarantees for access to information and their implementation in times of crisis. Participants will also showcase innovative practices that have promoted access to information, and will endorse the principles of the right to information during crisis management.
IAAN Academic Team is proud to be an Official Invitee and Participant of this International Conference.