ATI and disability rights
The importance of access to information (ATI) as an internationally recognised human right for all, including for persons with disabilities, has long been acknowledged. However, the realisation of this right for those with disabilities remains a challenge.
ATI reporting in Voluntary National Reviews
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages countries to "conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven". In this regard, Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) serve as a follow-up and review mechanism through which countries assess and present progress made in achieving the SDGs.
SDG 16 interlinkages: the role of Access to Information in COVID-19 recovery
There is strong evidence that progress on key aspects of SDG 16 (namely, transparency, accountability, and participation and inclusion) has enabling effects on aspects of SDG 1 and SDG 10 that are critical for COVID-19 recovery, namely, social protection, equal opportunities, and the eradication poverty.
Shaping the way political systems work: Access to Information for inclusive, effective and accountable institutions
Political systems are made up of formal institutions, as well as key principles, or substance. This substance is a set of common ideas that underpins and permeates the entire system, defining the way it works. It is the common agreements upon which politics rest and that underpin the way formal institutions operate. They become an anchoring principle, and as such, they define how the system works, its ‘philosophy’.
ATI by local authorities in Ukraine during COVID-19
Access to reliable information related to COVID-19 is of critical importance to provide the opportunity for the public to make informed decisions about their health and security.
Open Science: fulfilling the human right to share in scientific advancement and its benefits
The highlevel event Closing the Global Knowledge Gaps to Build Back Better The Potential of Open Science brought together governments UN agencies scientists and practitioners to reflect on the potential of open science for closing the knowledge gaps and accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the postCOVID19 era It was organized by UNESCO during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 28 September 2021 celebrating the International Day for Universal Access to Information
UNESCO and Greece award the Melina Mercouri Prize for Cultural Landscapes to Kozjansko Park Public Institute of Slovenia
Permanent Delegate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to UNESCO (December 2021)
The DirectorGeneral of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO received on Thursday 2 December 2021 HE Mr Cheikhna Nenni Moulaye Zeine Ambassador who presented her with the letters accrediting him as Permanent Delegate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO
Engaging with the young in a young country.
An optimistic view on the power of youth to foster positive change unites participants at the first National Youth Conference in South Sudan coconvened by UNESCO
UNESCO General Conference: landmark global agreements expected on Artificial Intelligence and Open Science as the agency celebrates its 75th anniversary