Guest Article: Enabling Development for All: New Report on Access to Information and the UN 2030 Agenda | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

  • UN Member States made access to information a target under SDG 16, and argued it was a cornerstone of the whole architecture of the 2030 Agenda.
  • IFLA’s Development and Access to Information 2017 report, developed by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, stresses how access to information is driving progress for the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda, and shows the specific contribution that effective library services can make.
  • The DA2I will be published yearly, with updated figures, evidence on the work of libraries, and further focus on how access is delivering development across the board.

Gerald Leitner, Secretary General of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions,published this on IISD’s Knowledge Hub.

UN Member States made access to information a target under SDG 16, and argued it was a cornerstone of the whole architecture of the 2030 Agenda. IFLA’s Development and Access to Information 2017 report, developed by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, stresses how access to information is driving progress for the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda, and shows the specific contribution that effective library services can make. The DA2I will be published yearly, with updated figures, evidence on the work of libraries, and further focus on how access is delivering development across the board.

Source: Guest Article: Enabling Development for All: New Report on Access to Information and the UN 2030 Agenda | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

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