Israel establishes National Committee for Information for All Programme
Israel recently announced the establishment of a National Committee for the Information for All Programme headed by Niv Ahituv of Tel Aviv University .
The Committee, established within the Israel National Commission for UNESCO includes experts from the academia, public and private sector and civil society.
Created in 2000, the Information for All Programme provides a platform for international policy discussions and guidelines for action on preservation of information and universal access to it, participation of all in the emerging global information society and ethical, legal and societal consequences of ICT developments. Its Intergovernmental Council is composed of representatives of 26 Member States guiding the planning and implementation.
The main tasks of IFAP National Committees are to identify and motivate national institutions concerned with the various objectives and activities of IFAP and constitute a permanent forum to facilitate the flow of information between UNESCO/IFAP and interested national institutions.