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.
Calendar of GFMD activities about "Media must be included in Post-2015" here
Latest news on the campaign
UNDP/PRIO EXPERT MEETING ON MEASURING SDG 16 - Oslo, Norway (January 2016)
GFMD URGES UN TO INCLUDE SDGS INDICATOR ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION (November 2015)
PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION: THE UN’S NEW GLOBAL GOAL (September 2015)
WHAT'S NEXT WITH SDG'S (September 2015)
THE NAIROBI DECLARATION ON THE POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA (November 2014)