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International Day for Universal Access to Information - Global Event "Open Talks"

Open Talks - Lima, Peru


LIVE transmission of Open Talks Lima, Peru | 27 September | 09:00 (GMT-5)


Date:  Friday, 27 September 2019

Time: 08:00am - 05:30pm

Venue: TBC


UNESCO together with the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Peru is organizing a global commemoration of IDUAI 2019 in Lima, Peru. The event titled ‘Open Talks’ adopts a dynamic conference format with speakers addressing specific topics during two fast-paced 45-minute sessions. Topics include:


  • Implementing access to information laws and policies and diffusion of best practices, based on international standards;
  • Best practices in investing in Infostructures in an inclusive way, that promote multilingualism and local content development.
  • Mainstreaming of access to information as catalysts for achieving the UN 2030 Agenda, and presenting UNESCO's World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development In Focus report on access to information;
  • Sharing national and international lessons learned and best practices in reporting on SDG indicator 16.10.2 (public access to information);
  • Highlighting importance of access to information for transparency and open governance;

Through inspiring storytelling and short but powerful speeches, global public and community leaders, journalists, NGOs, policymakers and digital pioneers will share their initiatives that have contributed access to information worldwide.




Open Talks in Lima, Peru will be preceded by two events: 


25 - 27 September

Training of Trainers for Directors of Pubilc Ministries Schools from Latin America - Click to read the concept note (in Spanish)


26 September

Workshop with Peruvial Civil Servants(Executive, Judiciary, Legislative) on challenges of implementing freedom of information policies



Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi, Advisor for Communication and Information, Communication and Information Sector (CI), UNESCO Montevideo, Tel.: +598 2413 2075

Marius Lukosiunas, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector (CI), Tel.: +33145680408

Jaco Du Toit, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector (CI), Tel.: +331456 81006