Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies: the Moscow’s Conference

The International Conference on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for Knowledge Societies in Moscow was held under the framework of the Russian chairmanship in the IFAP Intergovernmental Council, and in close cooperation with UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector and the Intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP), as well as the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

Media and information literacy is directly linked to UNESCO’s mandate and strategic objectives oriented to build inclusive knowledge societies. Moreover, MIL is essential in reaching international goals such as Education for All (EFA), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Literacy Decade (2003-2012) and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes.

More information about the International Conference, including related documents and publications, speakers’ presentations and photos, as well as other relevent resources, can be found on UNESCO’s website dedicated to the Conference and on the Russian IFAP Committee website.

The Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy is available online in PDF format in English and Russian. One of the major outcomes of the Conference, this document outlines the following twelve recommendations concerning the media and information literacy concept and strategic framework:




Source: UNESCO

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