Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ebooks : Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies (c2015)

UNESCO. (2015). Keystones to foster inclusive knowledge societies : access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and ethics on a global internet. Paris : UNESCO.

Click HERE to read/download the English version of the ebook.

Info from UNESCO website about this new publication:

The Study, as mandated by its 37th General Conference Resolution 52 (2013), is titled “Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies: Access to information and knowledge, Freedom of Expression, Privacy and Ethics on a Global Internet”. The study was built on a year-long multistakeholder consultation process, which involved several rounds of consultation with member states and other actors, as well as almost 200 major responses to an online questionnaire.

As a part of this multi-stakeholder consultative process, UNESCO has organized theCONNECTing the Dots Conference on 3 and 4 March 2015, with 400 participants from all stakeholder groups, from across the world, reviewing the draft Study. Ahead of the conference, the draft study was put online in open consultation with stakeholders. All those comments and suggestions, received through the Conference and online consultation, have been incorporated into the final version of the Study.

The Study includes the Options for future actions of UNESCO in the Internet related issues, which has served as a basis for the Outcome Document as adopted by the “CONNECTing the Dots” conference.

The Study also affirmed that the same rights that people have offline must be protected online, and good practices are shared between Member States and other stakeholders, in order to address security and privacy concerns on the Internet and in accordance with international human rights obligations. The Study also supports the Internet Universality principles (R.O.A.M) that promote a human rights-based approach, including freedom of expression, privacy, open Internet, accessible to all and characterized by multistakeholder participation”.

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