28 September 2021
This report is submitted to the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) in line with the Decision on Monitoring and Reporting of SDG Indicator 16.10.2 (Access to Information) adopted by the Council at its 61st session on 22 November 2018.
In its Decision, the IPDC Council encouraged the IPDC Secretariat to develop a mechanism that could involve and support Member States in data-collection and reporting on SDG indicator 16.10.2 on access to information. The Council also requested the Secretariat to report to the IPDC Bureau in 2019 and Council in 2020, taking into account the results of the UN High-Level Political Forum held in New York, July 2019, about the progress made on access to information.
The present report provides an analysis of the subject matter, taking stock of the global progress on the adoption and implementation of legal guarantees on Access to Information, based on information provided by Member States through UNESCO’s 2020 Survey on Indicator 16.10.2 and other ongoing initiatives in the area.
Collation: 31 page
Year of publication: 2020