Meaningful access to information can have a decisive influence on the ability of individuals and communities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

As a cross-cutting factor of development, it can drive progress across the board, enabling people to take better decisions, and seize opportunities connected to everything from escaping poverty to better governance.

This side-event will make the case for viewing information, including both access to it and the skills to use it, as a driver of recovery in the short term, and an accelerator towards UN 2030 Agenda success. 

It will draw on the experience of libraries and others working to improve access, hearing about their work in providing this service during COVID, and how more can be done to realise the potential of information. 

The event will take place on 12 March from 12:15pm to 13:45pm (see what time this is for you)

Speakers to include:

  • Francesco Pisano, Director of Library & Archives United Nations Geneva, Switzerland
  • Paolo Lantieri, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Raphaelle Bats, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Amélie Valotton Preisig, Komision Biblio2030, Switzerland
  • Ton van Vlimmeren, EBLIDA, Netherlands

You can register for the event at the following link: Download our flyer as a pdf.

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