25.07.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO and partners launched global alliance for partnerships on media and information literacy

Organisations from over eighty countries have agreed to join forces and stand together for change as a Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). GAPMIL is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. This pioneering initiative was launched during the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) which took place from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria. The forum was held under the theme “Promoting Media and Information Literacy as a Means to Cultural Diversity”.

Over 300 persons from more than 40 countries gathered for the event. Speakers and participants discussed, amended and adopted a framework and a plan of action for the GAPMIL which was prepared in advance through a global call for interest and a three-month online debate. An eleven-person steering committee comprising two people from each region was established. It includes six women (one a youth representative) and five men.

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