Written by Thomas Hughes, on the Guardian:
“Last week, 195 civil society groups from around the world came together to call on the UN to make access to information and media freedom central to the post-2015 development agenda. Signatories included organisations from 77 countries on five continents, working in fields as diverse as poverty, health, religion, the environment, indigenous rights and free expression.
Their statement, issued by the right to information group Article 19 and the Global Forum for Media Development, coincided with the 8th open working group on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The group, made up of representatives of 30 UN member states, gathered in New York to hear from a range of civil society organisations on issues that include biodiversity, equality, conflict prevention and governance.”
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