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As the world celebrates Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 of every year to commemorate the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is essential to highlight the right of access to information within the data revolution that the entire globe is witnessing. The right of access to information is a fundamental right that has been guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international conventions. We live in a world that faces fast-evolving humanitarian and development challenges. However, one of the main challenges is to access the relevant data.These measures are widely recognized and used as global measures of development.But while these indices of development have stimulated human development policies and measurement at national and sub-national levels, one can never claim that it is a perfect encapsulation of human development. The group that consists of over 20 international experts was asked to propose ways to improve data for achieving and monitoring sustainable development.What is important now is for the world to have the right information, at the right time, to build accountability and make good decisions and so improve lives.
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