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UNESCO Communication and Information Sector Information Meeting 31 March 2011. Jānis Kārkliņš, ADG/CI. Major Programme V: Overarching Objective. Pluralistic. Inclusive. Building inclusive knowledge societies through communication and information. Open. Equitable.

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unesco communication and information sector information meeting 31 march 2011

UNESCO Communication and Information Sector Information Meeting 31 March 2011

Jānis Kārkliņš, ADG/CI

major programme v overarching objective
Major Programme V: Overarching Objective

Pluralistic

Inclusive

Building inclusive

knowledge societies

through communicationand information

Open

Equitable

slide3
CI’s mission: to assist Member States in the achievement of internationally agreed development goals and commitments

Dialogue

Freedom of expressionFreedom of information

Development of communication

Development

Democracy

Access to information and knowledge

ci flagship activities and projects
CI flagship activities and projects
  • World Press Freedom Day/ Guillermo Cano WPF Prize
    • Intergovernmental Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC )
    • UNESCO Media Development Indicators
    • Building centres of excellence in journalism education
    • Memory of the World Programme
    • World Digital Library initiative
    • Follow-up and implementation of WSIS outcomes in light of 2015 review
    • Use of ICTs in education and science (including ICT CFT)
    • Information for All Programme (IFAP )
ci at headquarters
CI at Headquarters

Total 64 staff members: 38 Professionals (incl. 3 Associate Experts) and 26 General Service staff

ci in the field
AFRICA

ACI posts:

*Accra

Addis Ababa

Dakar

*Harare

Nairobi

Windhoek

*Yaoundé

NPO posts:

Bamako

Bujumbura

Dar es Salaam

*Kinshasa

Libreville

CI in the Field

Sector in 34 UNESCO Offices20 Advisers for Communication & Information (ACI) 16 National Programme Officers (NPO)

EUROPE &

NORTH AMERICA

NPO posts:

*Moscow

New York (shared with BPI/ERC)

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

ACI posts:

Kingston

Montevideo

Quito

San Jose

NPO posts:

Brasilia

Havana

Kingston

ASIA/PACIFIC

ACI posts:

Apia

Bangkok

*Beijing

*Jakarta

*New Delhi

Tehran

NPO posts:

Almaty

New Delhi*Islamabad(3 emergency temp posts)

Associate expert:

Kathmandu

ARAB STATES

ACI posts:

Cairo

Rabat

Ramallah

Baghdad (special assignment until 2011)

NPO posts:

Amman

Beirut

Doha

* Vacant Posts

division of freedom of expression
Division of Freedom of Expression
  • Advocacy & Awareness Raising and Monitoring;
      • World Press Freedom Day and Guillermo Cano Prize
      • Press releases condemning journalist killings
  • Media Law and Regulatory Framework;
      • Media and press laws
      • Freedom of information laws
      • Defamation laws under civil code
      • PSB frameworks
      • Internet provision and telecommunications laws and regulations
      • Best practices sharing
division of freedom of expression1
Division of Freedom of Expression
  • Safety of Media Professionals;
      • Promoting international standards in the field (with other UN agencies)
      • Building capacity of media professionals
      • Mapping and countering impunity (IPDC Council 2010 decision)
      • Advocacy work (mainly with large professional organizations and specialized NGOs)
  • Ethical and Professional Standards
      • Media Accountability Systems
  • Power of Peace Network
division of media development
Division of Media Development
  • Community Media development
  • Support to Public Service Broadcasting
  • Setting standards for journalism education
      • Model Curricula for journalist education is adapted by 63 journalism education institutions in 51 countries
      • Support to 20 potential centers of excellence and reference in journalism education in Africa
  • Communication for development
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IPDC

2009

2010

2011

Donor contributions

$ 1,851,924

$ 2,020,797

$ 2,480,780

Projects approved

63

83

93

Countries supported

45

56

65

Funds allocated

$ 1,786,510

$ 2,114,640

$ 2,315,780

division of media development1
Division of Media Development
  • Media development indicators (6 countries completed, 6 – on-going)
      • Legal and regulatory framework
      • Plurality and diversity of media
      • Media as a platform for democratic discourse
      • Professional capacity building
      • Infrastructural capacity
  • Media and Information Literacy
      • MIL curricula
      • MIL indicators
division of information society
Division of Information Society
  • Use of ICTs for education, science, culture
      • OER platform
      • ICT Competency Framework for Teachers
      • Open Access to scientific information
  • WSIS implementation and follow-up
      • IGF
      • WSIS Forum
      • UNGIS
  • Multilingualism in cyberspace
  • Access for persons with special needs
division of information society1
Division of Information Society
  • Preservation and digital preservation of information
      • Memory of the World Register
      • Libraries and archives
      • Digital preservation
      • World Digital Library
  • IFAP
accents in ci s activities for next 12 18 months
Accents in CI’s activities for next 12-18 months
  • Enhanced engagement with Member States
  • Promotion of freedom of expression on the Internet
  • Ethical and Professional Standards in Journalism
  • Promoting community media and fostering Community multimedia centers (CMCs)
  • Strengthening of the Memory of the World program
  • Revisiting the UNESCO Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage
  • Streamlining WSIS follow-up and implementation activities in the light of the 2015 review
  • Mainstreaming gender issues within CI programs
  • Increased intersectoral cooperation with all UNESCO Sectors
  • Seeking EXB funds for CI program activities and projects
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