The workshop will discuss the scope of the new version of the Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Governmental Public Domain Information. The aim of the workshop is to gather input, review and update the Policy Guidelines, taking into account that:
· The updated Guidelines is to be developed to strengthen national frameworks of Access to Information and their implementation and are meant to be strictly advisory, they are not intended as a prescriptive or normative instrument.
· The updated Guidelines will build upon the Guidelines of 2004 and take into account recent UNESCO reports and research papers aimed at monitoring the implementation of SDG 16.10.2.
· The updated Guidelines will take into account recent trends related to the development and strengthening of the right of information through legal and policy frameworks and the application of new technologies in the field of ATI.
· The updated Guidelines will take into account the first OHCHR report specifically dedicated to the right of access to information.