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The International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) primarily focuses on the vital role that information access plays in ensuring sustainable development, democracy, and human rights. The observance highlights the importance of transparency, freedom of information, and right to information legislation. By promoting open government principles, this day aims to encourage the sharing and accessibility of accurate, reliable, and useful information for citizens around the world.
The United Nations General Assembly declared September 28th as the International Day for Universal Access to Information in 2020, following its proclamation by the UNESCO General Conference in 2015. In the Canadian context, the observance holds great significance as Canada is committed to the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which promotes open data, accountability, and participatory approaches to government decision-making. Moreover, Canada’s Access to Information Act supports the right to access records held by federal departments and agencies, reflecting the nation's dedication to fostering an informed citizenry.
In Canada, the IDUAI is observed through various events, workshops, and panel discussions that engage stakeholders from the public, private, and civil society sectors. These activities are designed to raise awareness about information access as a fundamental human right, strengthen the capacities of stakeholders, and contribute to the development of policies and practices that promote universal access to information. By joining the global community in observing this day, Canada reaffirms its commitment to upholding transparency, accountability, and the right to access information for all citizens.
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References and related sitesen.unesco.org: Origins of Intl Day for Universal Access to Info.