IPDC Council welcomes UNESCO’s first global report on public access to information

The Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) noted the utility in providing evidence-based analysis for the improvement of access to information as a factor for sustainable development.

The Council’s decision thanked “those Member States that provided information on their national progress on access to information through responding to UNESCO´s 2020 Survey on SDG indicator 16.10.2, noting the positive developments reported therein; and encouraging additional measures to address identified gaps.”

The 2020 report found that of 62 countries responding to a UNESCO survey, almost 70% at least have oversight institutions with the power to make binding decisions on releasing information.

/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.