World Media and Information Literacy Week, celebrated each year, is a major opportunity for stakeholders to review and celebrate progress towards Media and information literacy for all.
UNESCO and the members of the UNESCO Alliance for Media and Information Literacy call on partners around the world to promote World Media and Information Literacy Week by organizing and by recording events/activities online or offline. With its flagship events (International Conference on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue and Youth Agenda Forum), World Media and Information Literacy Week connects local events across the globe to promote connections to media and information literacy across disciplines, professions and borders.
Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022
Theme: “Nurturing trust: an imperative of media and information literacy”.
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
The high-level opening session and the high-level plenary session Intergovernmental bodies: Presidential banquet hall
Other sessions of Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022: Hilton Transcorp Hotel
World Media and Information Literacy Week 2022 is hosted by Nigeria. In Our Common Agenda, a report by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, twelve commitments were made by world leaders. Among these commitments, Mr. Guterres highlighted the values of trust and solidarity as the cement of social cohesion and social progress for the common good.
However, the harsh reality is that the trust factor is being eroded. Given the above context, the global community is called upon not only to reaffirm and strengthen the commitment to media and information literacy for all, but also to develop new initiatives on education media and information to maintain trust. Thus, Global MIL Week 2022 focuses on trust and solidarity with regard to people, media, digital platforms, governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. It highlights some promising actions related to media and information literacy over the past year and how media and information literacy helps to nurture trust and counter mistrust.