Kyrgyzstan proposes to improve legislation on access to information

7 December 2021

7 December 2021, UNESCO Almaty participated in the round table on the draft Law on the right of access to information and the draft Law on introducing amendments to some legal acts on issues of access to information in Kyrgyzstan. The event was organized by the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Representatives of state bodies, civil society, international organizations discussed proposals of the developers of the draft law "On the right to access to information" and proposals for amendments to legal acts in connection with its implementation.

UNESCO Almaty Office presented the connection of legislation with the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 16.10 target on public access to information and special indicator of SDG 16.10.2 on legislative, political guarantees of citizens' access to information. In addition, international principles for creating strong access to information laws were presented, including authority, requesting procedures, exceptions, and implementation provisions. As well as the International Standard on Access to Information in Times of Pandemic crisis.
CI Response to pandemic; COVID-19; Access to Information

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