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30.09.2013 | Internet Impact on Socio-Cultural Transformations Discussed by Delegates of 46 Countries on Sakhalin
Internet Impact on Socio-Cultural Transformations Discussed by Delegates of 46 Countries on Sakhalin
International conference Internet and Socio-Cultural Transformations in Information Society took place in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 8–12 September 2013 within the framework of the Russian chairmanship in the UNESCO Information for All Programme. This first-ever international forum on the topic has become an attempt to develop a comprehensive understanding of the direction, dynamics, character, scope, driving forces, content and results of socio-cultural changes under the impact of the Internet and other ICTs as they are spreading worldwide.

07.03.2013 | 21st meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme
21st meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme
The annual meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for IFAP took place at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris on February 28, 2013, under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation. Mr. Evgeny Kuzmin, Chair of the IFAP Intergovernmental Council, presided over this Meeting. Among the attendees were all Bureau members who represent Austria, Latvia, the Philippines, Colombia, Grenada, United Republic of Tanzania, Sultanate of Oman, Belgium and the Russian Federation. Among the attendees was Mr. Janis Karklins, UNESCO Assistant Director General for Information and Communication, and Indrajit Banerjee, Director of the Knowledge Society Division, UNESCO, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Council for IFAP.

06.03.2013 | IFAP Special Event within the First WSIS+10 Review Meeting
IFAP Special Event within the First WSIS+10 Review Meeting
Special Event of the UNESCO Information for All Programme took place at the UNESCO's headquarters in Paris on February 27, 2013, within the framework of the First WSIS+10 Review Meeting. This Special Event was organized by the IFAP Intergovernmental Council, which is being chaired now by the Russian Federation, and UNESCO Knowledge Society Division. Entitled Information and Knowledge for All: Emerging Trends and Challenges, this Event consisted of a set of panel sessions on several key issues: information accessibility, information preservation, media and information literacy, information for development, information ethics, and development of multilingualism in cyberspace.

05.03.2013 | First Regional Latin American and Caribbean Consultation on Open Access to Scientific Information and Research
First Regional Latin American and Caribbean Consultation on Open Access to Scientific Information and Research
30 experts and policy specialists from 25 Countries Argentine, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador El Salvador, Guyana, Grenada, Guatemala, Jamaica Mexico, Peru Suriname, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenadines, St. Martin, Uruguay and Venezuela will gather in Kingston from 5 to 8 March 2013 to develop strategies and a road map to implement open access policies in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.

04.03.2013 | First WSIS+10 Review Meeting in Paris Is Over
First WSIS+10 Review Meeting in Paris Is Over
First WSIS+10 Review MeetingTowards Knowledge Societies for Peace and Sustainable Developmentwas heldat the UNESCO's headquarters in Paris from 25 to 27 of February 2013. After the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003, this Review Meeting became the major international forum which addressed the humanitarian aspects of the application of information and communication technologies.

24.12.2012 | Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year filled with peace, good health and prosperity!

19.07.2012 | Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy adopted by the international conference
Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy adopted by the international conference
Participants to the International Conference on Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies adopted the Conference final document – the Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy. The conference was held on 24 – 28 June 2012 in Moscow within the framework of the Russian Chairmanship in the UNESCO Information for All Programme. You will find the text of the following Declaration below.

18.07.2012 | The International Conference on Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies was held in Moscow within the framework of the Russian Chairmanship in the UNESCO Information for All Programme
The International Conference on Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies was held in Moscow within the framework of the Russian Chairmanship in the UNESCO Information for All Programme
In order to raise public awareness of the significance, scale and topicality of the tasks of media and information literacy advocacy among information, media and educational professionals, government executives and public at large the International Conference Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies was held in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 24−28 June, 2012.

17.07.2012 | Materials of the International Conference “Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies”
Materials of the International Conference “Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies”
International Conference “Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies” took place on 24-28 June, 2012 in Moscow, Russian Federation. In the following article we publish the summary of the materials of this Conference.

17.07.2012 | European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): Call for Participation
European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): Call for Participation
European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 22-25 October 2013. ECIL is an international conference supported by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Information Literacy Section of IFLA and many other prestigious universities, associations, and organizations actively involved in media and information literacy.


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