We would like to invite you to a virtual keynote address organized by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library celebrating the International Day for Universal Access to Information. REGISTRATION
In 2019, the UN General Assembly declared 28 September to be the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart information. This right is an integral part of the right to freedom of expression and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognized the right to information as a prerequisite and key driver for accelerating its achievement. This online event will explore how libraries facilitate and advocate for equitable access to information in light of the advancement of digital technologies and artificial Intelligence. Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, a passionate advocate for public Internet access who has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge, will provide the keynote address.
The Annual UN Accelerator Award for Libraries, an award which honors a UN Secretariat Library staff member, will also be presented in a special ceremony.