The Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU) celebrated the third International Day for Universal Access to Information on 28th September, 2018 at the LNCU vicinity in Maseru. The day was commemorated by raising people’s awareness about resources that are at their disposal such as free internet as well as the documentation centre. Books and brochures about the work of LNCU were also distributed to the public.
The books and brochures about LNCU’s work were met with great interest.
The UNESCO Director General message was also displayed at LNCU for the general public to read. In her message on the occasion of IDUAI, 2018 Ms. Audrey Azoulay underlined, that “Access to information is directly linked to the enjoyment of basic rights and freedoms. She further asserted that being a well-informed citizen means being knowledgeable, having a critical mind, and being able to play an active part in community and national life. Her message goes on to indicate that the International Day for Universal Access to Information is in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which calls for action to “ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms”.