27 September 2020.
UNESCO is hosting a series of events to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day for Universal Access to Information or International Right to Know Day, 28 September. Toby Mendel, CLD Executive Director, will moderate the High-Level Panel, taking place from 1400-1530 Paris time that day. The panel, titled Access to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!, will host UNESCO’s Director-General, Twitter’s Vice-President Public Policy EMEA and WHO’s Director of Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, among others, as speakers.
UNESCO is also hosting a number of other panels. Mendel will speak at a panel at 1630 Paris time on 29 September titled Implementation of Laws, on access to information during times of crisis. Other panels will focus on Access to Information and Openness (1600 on 28 September), Disinformation and Access to Information (1100 on 29 September), Measuring SDG 16.10.2 (1500 on 29 September), Infodemic and Youth (1500 on 30 September) and Open Access (1630 on 30 September).
Those interesting in registering for these events can do so at: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/accesstoinformationday.
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