UNESCO's Intergovernmental Councils in the Area of Communication and Information Prepare Biennial Sessions
UNESCO is presently preparing this year's meetings of its two intergovernmental bodies in the area of communication and information. The Councils for the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and for the Information for All Programme (IFAP), will be in session in Paris from 31 March to 2 April (IPDC) and from 4 to 6 May (IFAP).
UNESCO's Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) aims at contributing to sustainable development, democracy and good governance by fostering universal access to and distribution of information and knowledge through strengthening the capacities of the developing countries and countries in transition in the field of electronic media and print press.
UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP) provides a platform for international policy discussions and guidelines for action on preservation of information and universal access to it, onparticipation of all in the emerging global information society and on ethical, legal and societal consequences of ICT developments.
The members of both Councils - representatives of 39 Member States for the IPDC Council and of 26 Member States for the IFAP Council - are responsible for policy-making, guiding the planning and implementation of the Programmes.
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