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UNESCO is hosting a day-long event 'IPDCtalks: Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information' on September 28th, 2017 in Paris.

Event details of International Day for Universal Access to Information
Date 28 September 2017
Time 10:00 -18:00

The programme

The IPDCtalks consist of a series of creative and dynamic talks, which demonstrate the link between the core issues of information, media, ICT's, and what is needed to help us achieve a sustainable society and future. 

Speakers include Christiane Amanpour, CNN's leading investigative journalist, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, and Tarek Shawki, Minister of Education of Egypt. A dozen of today's leading journalists, global and community leaders and intellectuals from all over the world will be present at this event. 

Video contest

UNESCO wants to know your opinion and invites you to record a video (3 min. max.) on why you think access to information is the crucial currency for us to survive in the modern world. The deadline for this contest is 7 September 2017. 

The first three winners will be rewarded with various prizes, from coverage of travel expenses to a personal meet & greet with the speakers of IPDCtalks. 


GSSS students are invited to register for this event through the registration form or by sending an email to /

When and where?

The event takes place on September 28th from 10:00-18:00h at UNESCO headquarters, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France.

For more information on the event and the video contest, please download the documents below.