Sustainable development

There are strong links between the right to free expression and information, and public participation and basic economic, social and cultural rights – particularly the right to water, health, a clean environment, and education. The right to information is considered an enabler right, which facilitates public participation in decision-making related to these issues, and allows people, as a result, to better access these rights. Ensuring access to information means national authorities can be held accountable for their management of public finances and public services.

In 2015, the UN agreed to adopt Agenda 2030, creating 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to focus the worlds’ efforts to fight poverty. Goal 16 aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Targets for this goal include ensuring public access to information, reducing corruption, ensuring public participation, and protecting human rights.

Latin America and Caribbean: Civil society and activists push for a binding agreement for Principle 10
27.02.2018 3 min read

Latin America and Caribbean: Civil society and activists push for a binding agreement for Principle 10

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Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals
19.07.2017 3 min read

Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Book Launch: Governance for Sustainable Development- The Post-2015 Agenda
21.07.2015 7 min read

Book Launch: Governance for Sustainable Development- The Post-2015 Agenda

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UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals must recognise importance of governance
26.02.2015 3 min read

UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals must recognise importance of governance

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27.01.2015 2 min read

ARTICLE 19 Brazil launches analysis on the 6 months of the Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

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The Black Fish of Urmia
21.11.2014 6 min read

The Black Fish of Urmia

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ARTICLE 19 welcomes new regional environmental information agreement
07.11.2014 2 min read

ARTICLE 19 welcomes new regional environmental information agreement

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ARTICLE 19 South America hosts SDG discussion in Brazil
29.09.2014 3 min read

ARTICLE 19 South America hosts SDG discussion in Brazil

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Senegal: ARTICLE 19 publishes report on access to information in the fight against Fistula
29.09.2014 3 min read

Senegal: ARTICLE 19 publishes report on access to information in the fight against Fistula

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