Building Knowledge Societies
International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) / Right to Know Day – 28 September
The right to access to information held by public bodies is an integral part of fundamental freedoms. This includes empowering people with disabilities. ICTs have the potential for making significant improvements in the lives of people living with disabilities.
Spreading the Right to Know on a Train Ride
Empowering Tech-Savvy Youth
By providing young women and men with basic technical skills and the confidence to develop, promote, and sell locally relevant mobile applications, the Youth Mobile initiative aims to create employment opportunities and at the same time create solutions in different fields such as agriculture, health and education. These youth-made innovations can contribute to the fulfillment of the SDGs.
Preserving Documentary Heritage
Memory of the World
UNESCO has launched the Memory of the World Programme to guard against collective amnesia calling upon the preservation of the valuable archive holdings and library collections all over the world ensuring their wide dissemination.
- UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage including in Digital Form
- Open Educational Resources (OERs)
OERs are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.
- Information for All Programme (IFAP)
The IFAP is an intergovernmental programme through which governments of the world pledge their commitment to harness the new opportunities of the information age to create equitable societies through better access to information.