The « Road to Dignity by 2030 » includes access to information and an open Internet

« … Last week, an advance « Synthesis Report of the UN Secretary-General On the Post-2015 Agenda » was released. The Report outlines the priorities of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has a serious objective: to transform our economies, our environment, and our societies. IFLA welcomes the Report and the inclusion of access to information, and encourages the United Nations to recognise the role of access and skills as an essential pillar in the transformational agenda for sustainable development. Unfortunately, we are disappointed that the report lacks substance on the potential of ICTs for development.

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We encourage the UN and its Member States to use the Lyon Declaration during the next stage of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda to inform the inclusion of access to information, and the skills to use it effectively (…) »

Source > ifla.org, 11 décembre 2014