Roundtable: "Access to information in the technological age: A challenge for young people, women and persons with disabilities"

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Costa Rica, San Jose
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium

UNESCO and the Costa Rican Judiciary are organizing a roundtable to discuss the role of ICTs in promoting access to information managed by public institutions. The event will examine how public institutions could do more to ensure that young people, persons living with disabilties and Indigenous Peoples can more easily access and utilize information.
Access to information covers a variety of issues related to the availability, accessibility and affordability of information. In this age of technology, the Internet and other technology platforms open spaces to promote access to information.

The increase in the number of users of social networks, including Facebook and Twitter means that institutions such as the Judiciary can connect with a greater number of people, including young people, women and girls ,people with disabilities and Indigenous people.

In order to generate recommendations and discussions on how technology can be used to ensure the access to and the use of information, UNESCO and the Judiciary will organize a round-table discussion on April 4, 2017. This event will bring together experts in technology, judges, lawyers and students and analyze initiatives of the Judiciary to promote access to information.