Access to

information & Sustainable Development Goals

About our campaign

Why media must be included in the post-2015 agenda

 

In 2015 the United Nations will determine what the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be for the coming decades. The fact is that access to information and independent media, and freedom of expression contribute massively to sustainable development. This has been proven empirically as well as observed every day by millions of citizens throughout the world who see their lives improved and feel empowered by digital technologies and other means to provide access to media and information. Still, those who are empowered to decide the SDGs – your governments and diplomatic representatives – sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda.

We cannot let that happen without having our say in this matter, as civil society organisations that care about media information and expression.

At the GFMD we have made the fight for inclusion of information and media the top priority in our work. So far, more than 200 NGOs have joined the battle from more than 80 countries. But we need more: We need YOU and want to empower YOU to get active, too.

You can help win this battle with some simple steps.

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Calendar of GFMD activities about "Media must be included in Post-2015" here

 

 

Latest news on the campaign

PLAYING THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION GAME: GFMD DEBUTS SDG16-10 SIMULATION EXERCISE AT BONN MEDIA CONFERENCE

GFMD AND UNESCO ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2016: KEEPING THE PROMISE OF PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN THE UN’S NEW GLOBAL GOALS (May 2016)

UN BODY ENDORSES GFMD-BACKED ACCESS TO INFORMATION MEASURE FOR SDGS (March 2016)

UNDP/PRIO EXPERT MEETING ON MEASURING SDG 16 - Oslo, Norway (January 2016)

JOURNALISTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ARE CALLED TO BE TRAINED IN ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION BOGOTA (November 2015)

AFRICAN MEDIA LEADERS LOOK TOWARDS 2030 WITH ACCESS TO INFORMATION AS A NEW GLOBAL SDG (November 2015)

GFMD URGES UN TO INCLUDE SDGS INDICATOR ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION (November 2015)

GFMD BACKS UNESCO PROPOSAL FOR MONITORING UN’S ACCESS-TO-INFORMATION GOAL (October 2015)

 PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION: THE UN’S NEW GLOBAL GOAL (September 2015)

WHAT'S NEXT WITH SDG'S (September 2015)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BLESSES A NEW SET OF UNIVERSAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS (August 2015)

MONITORING SDG 16.10: RELEVANT AND FEASIBLE INDICATORS FOR ACCESS TO INFORMATION  (July 2015)

TWO INDICATORS FOR THE SDG 16.10 TARGET ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION (June 2015)

IMPROVING PROSPECTS FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & MEDIA IN THE UN’S NEW DEVELOPMENT GOALS (May 2015)

UN STATS COMMISSION QUESTIONS PROPOSED 'A2I' INDICATORS FOR DEVELOPMENT GOALS (March 2015)

WILL STATISTICIANS GET THE LAST WORD ON THE UN’S NEW DEVELOPMENT GOALS? (February 2015)

UN POST-2015 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: SCHEDULE OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATES & DISCUSSIONS (January 2015)

THE GREAT DEBATE : FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND MEDIA IN THE UN’S NEW GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS (January 2015)

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND MEDIA NEEDED FOR NEW UN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS (December 2014)

GFMD POLICY PAPER RELEASED : MONITORING ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN THE SDGS: INDICATORS, ISSUES AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS (November 2014)

THE NAIROBI DECLARATION ON THE POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA (November 2014)