The yearly Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, initiated in 2012, is led by UNESCO in cooperation with GAPMIL, UNAOC and the MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network. It unites diverse actors committed to promoting MIL as a way to foster social inclusion and intercultural dialogue.
The eigth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week was celebrated from 24 to 31 October 2019. Global MIL Week 2019 highlights will include the Ninth MILID Conference and the Youth Agenda Forum, held in Gothenburg (Sweden), from 24 to 26 September 2019.
Celebrating the eighth Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 Oct 2019), the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture is organizing the “Global Media and Information Literacy Seminar: Media and Information Literate Citizens” on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. This seminar aims to address the concept of MIL Citizens and how MIL can contribute to improving the levels of information, engagement, and empowerment for all. By highlighting these issues, we can progress towards the objectives of open and pluralistic information systems, promoting sustainable development, inclusion, equality, intercultural dialogue, and safeguarding democracy.