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21Dec 2016
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UNESCO urged to be transparent about its transparency policy!

Madrid, 21 December 2016 - Over 50 of the world’s leading civil society organisations, along with key experts, have called on UNESCO to share a draft access to information policy, which it is currently being discussed inside the organisation. In a letter to UNESCO Secretary General Irina Bokova, the civil [...]

7Jun 2016
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Access Info condemns slashing of World Bank’s Access to Information Unit

Calls for Transparency to be core part of future governance agenda Madrid, 7 June 2016 - Access Info Europe has criticised the decision by the World Bank to axe its department working on access to information and called on it to keep promotion of transparency as a core part of [...]

17Dec 2015
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The Uncounted: Lack Of Migrant Detention Data Denounced

Madrid/Geneva, 17 November 2015 - A serious lack of information about the number of migrants and asylum seekers in detention across Europe is impeding informed public debate, report Access Info Europe and the Global Detention Project following submission of access to information requests in 33 countries. The report comes as [...]

3Dec 2015
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Excessive exceptions impede access to draft transparency policy of UN environmental body

Madrid, 3 December 2015 - Access Info Europe has raised concerns about unnecessary exceptions to access that have been included in the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) draft transparency policy which, if adopted in its current form, would severely restrict transparency inside the world’s highest environmental-protection authority. As part of [...]

4Aug 2015
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Sustainable Development Goals Now Include Commitments on Transparency and Participation

Madrid, 4 August 2015 – Access Info Europe, along with the other members of the Transparency, Accountability and Participation Network, have welcomed the inclusion of specific references to open data, transparency and participation in the outcome document summarising the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The organisations had previously [...]

22May 2015
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Civil society secures European Parliament support for transparency of mineral imports

Madrid, 22 May 2015 – The European Parliament this week took a strong stance in favour of binding rules on transparency for the mineral extraction industry, following a letter sent to MEPs signed by 157 civil society organisations, including Access Info Europe, calling for action to tackle the deadly trade [...]

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