From 26-27 March, GFMD participated in a gathering of local and national governments along with civil society actors in Tunis. The Technical Consultation was an opportunity to focus on the key messages related to the Inclusive Institutions dimension of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16).
On March 4th and 5th, Global Focus held an international conference titled “Claiming Civic Space Together – Joint strategies to ensure development and humanitarian action” in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Through its dedication to supporting independent journalism and broad public access to information, GFMD has committed to enhance the reporting process of Right to Information (RTI) laws as well as to assess the extent to which these laws are being enforced by public bodies in certain countries.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This guide aims to inform the overall process pursued by a committed state toward realising these SDGs.
On 21 February, the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) launched a methodology aiming to assess Right to Information (RTI) implementation laws in Pakistan during a workshop held in Islamabad.
Deadline: 8 February
An online consultation launched on the UN’s SDG Knowledge Platform seeks to gather inputs from Major Groups and other stakeholders on the SDGs that will be reviewed in depth at the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Our own Navya Hebbar joined right to know (RTK) advocates, journalists, and many others on 27 September in Tunis, Tunisia, for UNESCO’s IPDCtalks conference.
ARTICLE 19 has been monitoring progress on SDG 16.10 since the adoption of the goals in 2015. As of July 2018, at least 123 countries comprising 90% of the world’s population have a right to information law or policy.
28 September 2018 – Bogota, Colombia
A regional IDUAI event will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, to commemorate the 3rd International Day for Access Universal to the Information on 28 September.
27 Sept – Tunis, Tunisia
The third annual IPDCtalks will be held in Tunis, Tunisia on 27 September, with eight satellite IPDCtalks in other countries to celebrate the International Day for Universal Access to Information.
The 28th of September each year marks the International Right to Know Day aimed to raise awareness on the right of information and to campaign for open, democratic societies in which there is full citizen empowerment and participation in government.
FOIAnet has updated their map of Right to Know Day activities happening around the world to mark International Right to Know Day. FOIAnet’s RTK Day activities are meant to help journalists, activists, citizens, and others become better equipped to hold governments accountable, uncover corruption, and strengthen societies.