UNESCO’s Communication Commission adopts resolution to proclaim information literacy week

UNESCO’s Communication Commission adopts resolution to  proclaim information literacy week
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UNESCO’s Communication and Information Commission has unanimously adopted a resolution on the proclamation of a global media and information literacy week.
The proposal to proclaim 24 to 31 October as Global Media and Information Literacy Week was presented by Ghana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The objective of the global week is to present a consolidated message on the need for greater media and information literacy development.
The resolution reads that this will help increase people’s critical thinking in information, media and technology to counter disinformation.
It notes the recent global rise in disinformation, misinformation, hate speech and online harassment, which threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The UNESCO General Conference is now set to adopt the resolution.