Communication & Information

Empowering people through the free flow of ideas by word and image, and by access to information and knowledge.

The Communication and Information Sector (CI) was established in its present form in 1990. Its programmes are rooted in UNESCO’s Constitution, which requires the Organization to promote the “free flow of ideas by word and image.” Besides its staff at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the CI Sector is represented in 27 UNESCO field offices.

The Communication and Information Sector is headed by Abdul Waheed Khan (India), Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information.

It consists of:

  • the Communication Development Division
  • the Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace
  • the Information Society Division

The Sector also provides the secretariats for two intergovernmental programmes: the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and the Information for All Programme (IFAP).

The three principal strategic objectives of the Sector’s programmes are:

  • Promoting the free flow of ideas and universal access to information
  • Promoting the expression of pluralism and cultural diversity in the media and world information networks
  • Promoting access for all to ICTs

In addition to the Regular Programme, the CI Sector implements various inter-regional, regional and national projects with extra-budgetary funding mainly in Africa, the Arab States, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Sector collaborates with UN agencies, bilateral development agencies, international and regional non-governmental agencies.

Information

  1. UNESCO’s mandate
  2. UNESCO major programs in Russia
    1. А. International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
    2. B. UNESCO International Information for All Program (IFAP)
    3. C. International Memory of the World Program
  3. Normative documents
  4. Representation of Russia in intergovernmental bodies
  5. Russia's national bodies
  6. UNESCO’s publications

Бюджет

  1. Biennial sectoral priorities (BSPs) 36 C/5
  2. Main lines of action (MLAs)
  3. DRAFT PROGRAMME AND BUDGET FOR 2012-2013 (36 C/5)

Publications

On the opening of the International Year of Indigenous Languages at UNESCO 30.01.2019
On the opening of the International Year of Indigenous Languages at UNESCO
On 28 January, the opening ceremony of the International Year of Indigenous Languages took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maria  Zakharova on Safety of Journalists, December 19, 2018. 20.12.2018
Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on Safety of Journalists, December 19, 2018.
Last week, on December 15, Russia marked the Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty.
On the roundtable at the Russian Foreign Ministry on freedom of expression in the digital environment 03.12.2018
On the roundtable at the Russian Foreign Ministry on freedom of expression in the digital environment
On November 28, the Russian Foreign Ministry held a roundtable “Freedom of expression in the digital environment in the context of discussing the problems of international information security at specialized international platforms”
UNESCO Director-General strongly condemns murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 29.10.2018
UNESCO Director-General strongly condemns murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
UNESCO Director-General strongly condemns murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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