Webinar on Access to Information for Turkestan state bodies

28 September 2021

UNESCO Almaty will organise a second webinar on 28 September 2021 for key public authorities of Turkestan Oblast. The event will be held as part of the celebration of International Day for Universal Access to Information jointly with the Ministry of Information and Public Development and focused on the proactive disclosure of information in Turkestan Oblast of the Republic of Kazakhstan. #AccessToInformation



The theme of the 2021 International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) is The Right to Know – Building Back Better with Access to Information.

It will highlight the importance of expanding access to information laws, and their implementation worldwide to build back strong institutions for sustainable development and to uphold the vision of information as a public good, as well as to strengthen international cooperation in the field of implementing the right to information as a fundamental right.

The webinar in the framework of the International Day for Universal Access to Information focus on the following sub-themes:
  • The contribution of access to information laws to the achievement of sustainable development goals, and more specifically of indicator SDG 16.10.2 on public access to information;
  • The importance of efficient and independent oversight bodies and of legal frameworks to guarantee implementation of right to information and right to information laws.
The webinar will be in Kazakh and use UNESCO methodology on public access to Information, with the specific focus on standards, suggested scope of the law and mechanisms of enforcement. This webinar will continue UNESCO efforts on improvement citizens' access to information on the municipal level.

Resources: 20 November 2020 the first Webinar on Access to Information for state bodies towards to SDG 16, successfully took place. It helped to key ministries understand UNESCO expectations towards to their ATI obligations.

Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/second-webinar-on-access-to-information-for-kazakhstan-state-bodies