Basic Information about IDUAI
International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) also called Access to Information Day is an annual event observed on 28 September for ensuring public access to information and protection of fundamental freedoms.
Observed on: September 28
Organized by: UN, UNESCO
Introduced in: 2015 (UNESCO Resolution), 2016 (First Observation)
About International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)
UNESCO adopted a resolution on 17 November 2015 to declare 28 September of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). The first observation of this day was on 28 September 2016. The day is commonly known as Access to Information Day.
The importance of this day comes with the UN 2030 Development Agenda. Right to freedom of expression comes with the right to seek and receive information. Access to information and knowledge is considered as a key element to addressing inequalities.
International day for Universal Access to Information is observed with an aim to develop policies for multilingualism and cultural diversity in the cyberspace, and ensuring that all are integrated in the process.
Activities and Programs on International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)
Many programs are conducting and organizing on this day. Which includes UNESCO’s Information for All Program (IFAP) to assists Member States in harnessing the new opportunities of the information age to create equitable societies through better access to information. Many other programs are there to ensure that universal access to be the center of the agenda of internet development.
Many conferences, discussions, and seminars are conducting on this day to spread the awareness about the day.