New report: Is the solution to water crises hiding right under our feet?
Groundwater accounts for 99 of all liquid freshwater on Earth However this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued mismanaged and even abused According to the latest edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report published by UNESCO the vast potential of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked
SDG 16 interlinkages: the role of Access to Information in COVID-19 recovery
There is strong evidence that progress on key aspects of SDG 16 namely transparency accountability and participation and inclusion has enabling effects on aspects of SDG 1 and SDG 10 that are critical for COVID19 recovery namely social protection equal opportunities and the eradication poverty
Commitment versus action in Africa: Implementation is as important as adoption of Access to Information laws
As a fundamental and universal human right access to information ATI is particularly relevant in the management of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic in providing citizens with reliable timely and independent information This however remains a challenge even in countries with constitutional and legal guarantees for access to information
Promoting proactive transparency during COVID-19 in Mexico
As part of its policy on proactive transparency the National Institute for Transparency Access to Information Protection of Personal Data INAI of Mexico has developed a platform to promote the dissemination of useful and reliable information about the COVID19 pandemic to the general public and the authorities