Expert Group Meeting on the indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda

Indicators on Information

When

26 February 2015

Where

United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States

IFLA will be represented by Governing Board member Loida Garcia-Febo

Description

A side-event to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) 'Expert Group Meeting on the indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda,' this meeting will focus on some fundamental questions related to the development of information indicators:

  • How can nations, intergovernmental organisations and civil society measure good governance targets relating to access to information, freedom of expression and media, and ICTs?
  • What is currently being measured now and how meaningful are they?
  • Who should be the lead body in collecting these measurements?

Access to information, freedom of expression and the media, and access to information and communication technologies are seen as crucial tools for promoting accountability in development. The Open Working Group adopted several targets relating to these issues including 16.10, 16.6, 12.8 and 9.c. This side event will discuss how to develop indicators for these targets, examining what they mean under international and national laws, what information about them already exists from official and unofficial sources, and how to develop ones that are useful for the overall SDG programme.

Finally, it will discuss the roles of UN bodies and which are best suited to be the collector, verifier and maintainer of these indicators.

Moderator:

  • Reinhard Krapp, Head of Economic Department, Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN

Panelists:

  • David Banisar, Senior legal Counsel, ARTICLE 19
  • Victoria Lemieux, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
  • Bill Orme, UN Representative, Global Forum for Media Development
  • Loida Garcia-Febo, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Respondent:

  • Fackson Banda, Programme Specialist, UNESCO

IFLA Governing Board member Loida Garcia-Febo will be a panalist at the event and will present the Lyon Declaration's idea of the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report, and IFLA's thoughts on indicators.

Conference, Access to information, Access to knowledge, United States of America, United Nations, Lyon Declaration, UN post-2015 Development Agenda

Last update: 25 February 2015