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The United Nations General Assembly Proclaims 28th September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information

18. October 2019 MISA - MISA

On 15 October 2019, the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.

The resolution was adopted by consensus following a presentation by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Liberia to the United Nations, Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah.  who tabled the proposal and initiated negotiations for the resolution that was co-sponsored by 29 Member States of the United Nations.

The United Nations General Assembly Proclaims 28th September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information

African states with ATI laws

  • Angola (2002)
  • Burkina Faso (2015)
  • Ethiopia (2008)
  • Guinea (2010)
  • Ivory Coast (2013)
  • Kenya (2016)
  • Liberia (2010)
  • Malawi (2017)
  • Mozambique (2015)
  • Niger (2011)
  • Nigeria (2011)
  • Rwanda (2013)
  • Sierra Leone (2013)
  • South Africa (2000)
  • South Sudan (2013)
  • Sudan (2013)
  • Tanzania (2016)
  • Togo (2016)
  • Tunisia (2016)
  • Uganda (2005)
  • Zimbabwe (2002)