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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019: Join us and register your events

22 August 2019

Going towards the 8th Global MIL Week, UNESCO and our partners are calling all stakeholders to join the celebration of Media and Information Literacy by organizing events or initiatives in their communities, cities, regions, or online.

You can register your event here.

Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered

This year's edition will continue to focus on the cities and citizens in the digital age. MIL provides citizens with key competencies for life-long learning, work, and in all aspects of life.

Citizens equipped with MIL competencies are informed, engaged, and empowered. They can understand the dangers of disinformation, as well as the spiral of hatred and exclusion. When intercultural and interreligious dialogue are promoted through free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, the awareness of diversities can enrich our notion of the world around us, and improve our understanding of others and ourselves.

Empowering all citizens, including youth, the elderly, and marginalized groups with MIL competencies allow more voices to be heard, and thus enables digital inclusion and enhanced opportunities. 

Join us! UNESCO and its partners are calling partners all over the world to celebrate Global MIL Week. 

This call is open worldwide, building up to the Global MIL Week celebrations that will take place from 24 to 31 October 2019.

Together with its Feature Events (International MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Conference and Youth Agenda Forum in Gothenburg, Sweden, 24-26 September 2019), Global MIL Week calls for local events around the world to promote MIL connections across disciplines and professions.

Celebration events can take place during the months leading up to Global MIL Week, or be announced as events that will occur in your country or region around the period of Global MIL Week in October.

 

How to celebrate Global MIL Week?

Here are two ways to celebrate Global MIL Week:

  • Organize a MIL Day in your city, community, school, university, library, etc.
  • Promote MIL and the hashtag #GlobalMILWeek on social media

There are more ways to mark Global MIL Week - take a look at the 10 Ways to Celebrate Global MIL Week .

Global MIL Week is celebrated annually from 24 to 31 October. It is led by UNESCO, in cooperation with the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), UNAOC and the Media and Information and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, and other partners.

The UNESCO-led Global Alliance for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to MIL competencies. Currently, GAPMIL has over 600 member organizations from over 80 countries.

 

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