International Day for Universal Access to Information 2022


On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) celebrated worldwide on 28 September, UNESCO will mobilize the international community to use Artificial Intelligence and e-Governance to promote Access to Information, while ensuring privacy and accountability.


A global event will take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and national events around the world will highlight trends related to access to information against the backdrop of good governance principles and the use of digital technologies.  

UNESCO will present the findings of its 2022 survey on monitoring and reporting of SDG 16.10.2 as well launch its Open Data guidelines in support of transparency, innovation and e-governance, and an update of its Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Governmental Public Domain Information

With the rise of digitalization and disinformation being increasingly at play, the ability for the public to access official information is crucial.

This year , #AccessToInfoDay will serve as springboard towards achieving the SDGs by addressing current trends on:
  • What lessons can be drawn from the trends on Access to Information implementation around the world?
  • What is the role of e-Governance and artificial intelligence in ensuring the right to information on an equal basis?
  • How can privacy and personal data be protected in the age of digital government and transparent, open data?
  • What enabling environment is necessary for Access to Information in digital format to flourish?
  • What are the stumbling blocks that governments encounter in opening data for the public good?
  • How can Artificial Intelligence be used as an empowering tool for persons with disability to access public information?

Concept Note IDUAI 2022