International Day for Universal Access to Information (28/09)

September 28 marks the International Day for Universal Access to Information, a memorable date established by UNESCO in 2015. The UN General Assembly in 2019 also included this date in the list of its international days.

Adhering to the principles of the Program for the Sustainable Development of Society for the period up to 2030, UNESCO drew attention to the importance of such a principle and a pillar of the democratic foundations of modern society as the availability of information to the public. This principle was proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19 of which clearly states that a person has the right and freedom to seek, receive and disseminate information.

The unconditional limiter in this case is only the law, which can introduce the concept of state or military secrets, as well as limit information and ideas in accordance with the rule of law. That is, the content of the disseminated information should not contradict the current legislation.