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The Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO (SLNCU) is assisting UNESCO and the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure in organizing the celebration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28th September 2018 in Colombo. There other collaborations in the celebration are the Ministry of The Education, Finance and Mass Media and the Foreign Affairs.

IDUAI was first celebrated in 2016, following the UNESCO General Conference Resolution 38 C/70 calling for an annual commemoration of IDUAI each year on 28th September, which, historically has been known as “Right to Know Day”.

UNESCO proposes this year’s theme to be “The Asian Digital Revolution: Transforming the Digital Divide into a Dividend through Universal Access”. Four key areas will be as follows:

  • The state of the digital divide in Asia: persisting challenges and barriers to universal access.
  • New technology opportunities and challenges in the service of Sustainable Development: including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things.
  • Advancing the dividends of ‘opening up’: open solutions for universal access.
  • ‘De-risking’ Information Access: countering online challenges to individual rights and fundamentel freedom

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Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO (SLNCU) is the government arm of implementing UNESCO Agenda in Sri Lanka. This Commission established on 14th November 1949, comes under the Ministry of Education. There are 35 members in the General Assembly, including representatives of relevant ministries and national bodies concerned with UNESCO’s fields of competence.