International Day for Universal Access to Information
International Day for Universal Access to Information is observed every year on September 28 to create global awareness about the importance of strengthening laws to increase public access to accurate information so as to ensure accountable and inclusive government institutions. Accurate and easy access to credible information strengthens democratic principles and accelerate the global community’s progress towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The theme for this year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information is “The Right to Know – Building Back Better with Access to Information”. It highlights the importance of dissemination of accurate information to the public in ensuring the revival of the communities and institutions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.