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Gov’t Expresses Strong Support for Universal Access to Information

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The government through the Permanent Mission to the United Nations said it is poised to submit to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for adoption, a draft resolution on the “Proclamation of September 28 as the International Day for the Universal Access to Information.”

According to a dispatched, the proposed resolution will complement a 2015 UNESCO resolution, proclaiming September 28 as International Day for Universal Access to Information.


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On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the UN in collaboration with partners– United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Institute for Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), and the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI), convened a Coordination Meeting with United Nations Member States to build support for the proposed resolution.

Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations, who chaired the coordination meeting, said setting aside of such commemorative day was necessary as “access to information is not only essential for the democratic functioning of a society, but also pivotal and vital for the sustainable development of countries.”

The government through the Permanent Mission to the United Nations said it is poised to submit to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for adoption, a draft resolution on the “Proclamation of September 28 as the International Day for the Universal Access to Information.”


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According to a dispatched, the proposed resolution will complement a 2015 UNESCO resolution, proclaiming September 28 as International Day for Universal Access to Information.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the UN in collaboration with partners– United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Institute for Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), and the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI), convened a Coordination Meeting with United Nations Member States to build support for the proposed resolution.

Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations, who chaired the coordination meeting, said setting aside of such commemorative day was necessary as “access to information is not only essential for the democratic functioning of a society, but also pivotal and vital for the sustainable development of countries.”



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