IDUAI 2022

International Day for Universal Access to Information

28 September

Recognizing the significance of access to information, the 74th UN General Assembly proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) at the UN level in October 2019. The day had been proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference in 2015, following the adoption of the 38 C/Resolution 57 declaring 28 September of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 

UNESCO and its intergovernmental programs - the International Programme for Development of Communication and the Information for All Programme - provide a platform and frame for all the stakeholders to participate in international discussions on policy and guidelines in the area of access to information. 

Global Conference on Universal Access to Information 2022

The theme of the Global Conference on Universal Access to Information 2022 is “Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information".

The global celebration will take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 28 of September 2022, and will include a high-level opening, accompanied by an inter-ministerial roundtable on Access to Information and Artificial Intelligence with the participation of International experts. This event will be an opportunity to discuss, in several panel discussions, Access to Information and Artificial Intelligence, covering both benefits and risks, against the backdrop of good governance principles.

Global Conference on Universal Access to Information 2022: Opening
Inter-ministerial high-level roundtable

Harnessing opportunities of digital governance and artificial intelligence for informed and empowered citizens

Measuring Progress on Access to information Laws and its implementation
The role of e-Governance and artificial intelligence

in promoting inclusive approaches for Access to Information

Transparency by Design: How to ensure participation and accountability in the digital era
Presentation of the updated Policy Guidelines

for the Development and Promotion of Governmental Public Domain Information

Implementation of the UNESCO Open Data guidelines

in support of transparency, innovation and e-governance

Adoption of the Declaration

What does UNESCO do for universal access to information

Open Data
Monitoring and Reporting on Access to Information
Information for All Programme
International Programme for the Development of Communication

IDUAI over time: Access to Information and its international recognition from 2016 to 2022

Equal and Universal Access to Information is essential to promote human rights and dignity, to eradicate poverty and to build inclusive knowledge societies.
The International Day for Universal Access to Information aims at spreading awareness concerning the need to expand laws related to information and their actual implementation. The expansion of these laws helps in building inclusive institutions access the world. 

UNESCO declared on 17 November 2015 that the International Day for Universal Access to Information will be marked and celebrated on 28 September every year.
The 74th UN General Assembly proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) at the UN level in October 2019.

Since 2016, the celebration of the International Day for Universal Access supported by UNESCO spanned from 20 to 26 countries, spreading awareness on our Right to Access Information. 

This video also exists in long version.

Read the proclamation

Proclamation of 28 September as the International Day for the Universal Access to Information
3 Nov. 2015
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Resources

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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