The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference will take place from 26-28 August 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The conference, organized by DGC with civil society (NGO Executive Committee) as the lead partner, is hosted by the City of Salt Lake.
9-16 July 2019 – New York, NY
The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.
Public access to information is an important driver of sustainable development. Accurate facts and figures are needed to ensure education for all, to foster inclusive economic progress, or to better protect the environment. Therefore, the right to access information has been included in the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 as target 16.10 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), highlighting its significance for positive change and a better future for all.
In the context of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in Ottawa, the Centre for Law and Democracy together with UNESCO, will hold a session focusing on the three methodologies to assess implementation of SDG Indicator 16.10.2.
Mongolia’s Constitution guarantees its citizens the freedom of opinion and expression and the right to information and to publish. In 2011 the Law on Information Transparency and the Right to Information (LITRI) was adopted following consistent lobbying from civil society.
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).
13 March 2019 – Johannesburg, South Africa
Article 19, the Right 2 Know Campaign, Hivos and the Campaign for Freedom of Information invite you to attend a discussion on the on three key issues for sustainable development in Africa.
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.
4-5 March 2019 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Global Focus and members are inviting civil society actors, governments and the private sector from around the world to the two-day international conference: “Claiming Civic Space Together – Joint strategies to ensure development and humanitarian action”
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.
14-15 Nov 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Now in its 8th year, AidEx is established as the leading platform for the international aid and development community to come together and improve the efficiency of aid.
Transparency International is launching a new online course, Corruption, Data, and the SDG’s, designed to help support learners with the analytical skills, data collecting skills, and skills used to help monitor corruption.
UNESCO and the Brazilian Network Information Center’s Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society have established a ten-week course, “How can we support sustainable development in the digital era?” running from 8 October – 30 December.
Deadline: 29 October
The Highway Africa Centre, part of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa), is offering fellowship training programs to practicing journalists.
Deadline: 15 November
The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) are offering funding grants of up to US$5,000 to journalists wishing to work on stories and projects relating to the U.S. drinking water or stormwater issues.
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.