Archives and Public Access to Information

19 October 2022

On 19-21 October 2022, the Archive of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is holding the first Congress of Archivists under the theme "Open Archive for Open Society". The congress advocates for public access to information, inclusivity, international standards on written heritage preservation, and proactive publication.

Archivists from Kazakhstan, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Poland, USA, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Finland are attending the event.

The UNESCO Almaty presented a vision and perspective on identification, preservation, and access to documentary heritage, through an interactive overview of the role of the archives' community where documentary heritage can be used to promote inclusive, just and peaceful societies. Cooperation with 26 UN organizations presented in Kazakhstan could be the basis for the strategic vision.

Congress Agenda

27 October 2022 is the International Day for the Audiovisual Heritage an the 30th anniversary of the Memory of the World Programme under the theme "Enlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, just, and peaceful societies."

UNESCO Resources

MOOC: Access to Information laws and policies


UNESCO and Centre for Law and Democracy launch free online course on Access to Information laws and policies and their Implementation, looking at how to access information held by public authorities. This brand-new course on access to information is aimed at both requesters (demand-side) and information providers (supply-side) and covers a wide range of both conceptual and practical issues relating to Access to Information (ATI).

Building Knowledge Societies
preservation of documentary heritage

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