Monday, August 18, 2014

Lyon Declaration On Access to Information and Development #wlic2014

The Lyon Declaration On Access to Information and Development was launched today at the World Library and Information Conference (IFLA) 2014 in Lyon, France. Geared to the likely new UN Millennium Development goals, it starts by saying that
"We, the undersigned, believe that increasing access to information and knowledge across society, assisted by the availability of information and communications technologies (ICTs), supports sustainable development and improves people’s lives.
"We therefore call upon the Member States of the United Nations to make an international commitment to use the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information that is necessary to promote sustainable development and democratic societies."
Organisations are encouraged to be signatories to the Declaration (there is information on how to do this).
Photo by Sheila Webber: another picture of trees in the park, Lyon, August 2014

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