The Communication and Information sector is currently headed by Mr. Janis Karklinš (Latvia), Assistant Director General of Communication and Information (ADG-CI).
The sector is composed of three divisions:
- The Communication Development division;
- The Division for Freedom of expression, democracy and peace;
- The Information society division.
This sector also provides the Secretariat for two intergovernmental programs: the International Programme for the Development of communication (IPDC) and the Information for all Programme (IFAP).
In addition to its regular programme and with extra-budgetary funding, the sector implements numerous inter-regional, regional or national projects in Africa, Asia, the Arab states, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The sector collaborates with UN agencies, bilateral development agencies, and international and regional non-governmental agencies.
Information for All Programme (IFAP/PIPT)
Madagascar is currently a member of the IFAP Intergovernmental Council, which is composed of 26 member States elected by UNESCO’s 35th General Conference held in October 2009 at its headquarters in Paris for a four-year renewable mandate (2009-2013).
Madagascar is represented by Mr. Guy L. Ramanankamonjy, DG of Ministery of Communication, and Mrs. Meltine Rasolonomenjanahary (substitute).
Memory of the World Programme
The Memory of the World programme was launched in 1992. « Impetus came originally from a growing awareness of the parlous state of preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts of the world. » In this matter, the program aims at preservation and dissemination of valuable archive holdings and library collections worldwide while securing access to all.
The program’s missions consist of:
- Preservation of the world’s documentary heritage by appropriate techniques
- Assist universal access to documentary heritage
- Increase awareness of the existence and significance of documentary heritage
Documentary heritage was submitted by Madagascar and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009. It concerns the Royal Archives (1824-1897).
Direct Link to the Memory of the World Programme:
A calendar of events concerning the Communication and Information sector is avalaible here
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