Low-cost ways for media, libraries and schools to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017


In the present political, social and economic climate globally, promoting media and information literacy (MIL) has never been more crucial. There are simple ways for all stakeholders to get involved and advance the process of “MIL for all”.

As the dates of Global MIL Week 2017 are coming closer, UNESCO is calling all partners and stakeholders from around the globe to join in the Week and celebrate. Global MIL Week celebration will take place from 25 October to 1 November 2017.

Plan a simple MIL-related activity/action, online or offline, around the time of the Week.

Follow our suggestions for low-cost ways to celebrate the Week:

For other types of stakeholders, see 10 ways to celebrate Global MIL Week.

Share your creative actions and promote them globally! Let us know what you are doing! Planned activities/events (online or offline) to celebrate Global MIL Week 2017 should be registered on the website of Global MIL Week 2017.  They will be showcased on the Global MIL Week Global Events Map and shared with the global MIL community. 

This global call is open across the world. While the Global MIL Week celebration will take place from 25 October to 1 November, its Feature Conference will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from 24 to 27 October 2017.

UNESCO spearheads Global MIL Week 2017 in cooperation with the Media and Information and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, the University of the West Indies, the Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), and many other partners


Contact: a.grizzle@unesco.org and ji.xu@unesco.org