IPDC Commemorates International Right to Know Day 2018 with Series of Inspiring Talks


unesco ipdcThe International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will on September 27 host the third whole-day event to commemorate the 2018 edition of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) with a series of inspiring Talks (IPDCTalks) with dynamic leaders and innovators.

With the theme ‘IPDCtalks: Good Laws and Practices for Open Societies: Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information,’ it is planned to reflect on the power of communication, access to information and the media in achieving sustainable development and holding powerful actors accountable.

Also known as the International Right to Know Day, the event scheduled to take place in Tunis, Tunisia will bring together global public and community leaders, innovative policymakers, journalists, civil society representatives and digital pioneers to share their groundbreaking ideas and initiations to open societies and foster sustainable development.

The ‘IPDCtalks’ is aimed at highlighting and elaborating on the importance of access to information for all sustainable development efforts around the world. It will provide a platform for different societal actors to highlight concrete examples of innovative and creative access to information-initiatives that facilitate public engagement and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

At the same time as the global ‘IPDCtalks’ is taking place, regional IPDC Talks will also be going on in nine other countries. This means that the IPDC Talks will be held on all different continents of the world in the week of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (28 September).

The regional IPDC Talks will hold in Kabul in Afghanistan, Bogota in Colombia,

Banjul in The Gambia, Amman in Jordan, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Windhoek in Namibia, Peshawar in Pakistan and Ramallah in Palestine.

More information is available at: http://en.unesco.org/ipdc-talks-2018 while persons interested in participating can register HERE.

The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) programme aimed at strengthening the development of mass media in developing countries.