[Alac-sc-outreach] [Chapter-delegates] UN Development Goals

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Feb 5 22:03:36 UTC 2014

Dear Glenn,

its signatory list reads as a good list of potential At-Large Structures...
Kind regards,


On 05/02/2014 20:52, Glenn McKnight wrote:
> The World Wide Web Foundation calls for the next set of UN development
> goals to include access to information and freedom of expression
> Feb 4, 2014 at 5:21 am . Gabe Trodd
> The World Wide Web Foundation has joined hundreds of civil society
> organisations and campaign groups from around the world in calling for
> the next set of UN development goals to include access to information
> and freedom of expression. The statement includes 195 signatories from
> civil society organisations from 77 countries on all 5 continents.
> The joint statement comes ahead of a meeting of the UN Open Working
> Group for Sustainable Development Goals, which takes place in New York
> this week -- and will include further discussions on governance.
> Calling on the United Nations to put government accountability and
> independent media at the centre of a new framework for global
> development, the statement says:
> 'Human development in the coming decades will depend on people's
> access to information. Ground-breaking new media and technology are
> enabling major expansion of economic, social and political progress.
> We believe that freedom of expression and access to independent media
> are essential to democratic and economic development. Freedom of
> speech and the media are means to advance human development and are
> ends in their own right.'
> You call see the full statement and list of signatories at:
> http://www.article19.org/resources.php/resource/37435/en/post-2015:-access-to-information-and-independent-media-essential-to-development
> Glenn McKnight
> mcknight.glenn at gmail.com <mailto:mcknight.glenn at gmail.com>
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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