Communication & Information

The Communications and Information (CI)  Sector programmes are rooted in the UNESCO’s Constitution, which requires the Organization to promote the “free flow of ideas by word and image.”

The CI activities in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are designed to support the creation of media capacity and diversity that are influential in the achievement of democracy and sustainable development. 

In close collaboration with Pacific UNESCO National Commissions, journalism schools, media associations, national archives and other international and regional partners, UNESCO’s Communication and Information - organized and implemented a range of activities to support media associations in promoting freedom of expression; build journalism and mediaskills capacity; and increase knowledge and capacity to preserve, manage and facilitate sharing of historical documents.

Thematic areas


Developing independent media associations to facilitate access to information, promote freedom of expression and address online hate speech, abuse and defamation.


Empowering communities to represent themselves, access information, and participate in sociopolitical life through involvement in community radio programs and production.



Capacity building in preserving and facilitating access todocumentary heritage



Strengthening information and communication technology for education.

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