Samridhi Arora , Delhi-based advocate practising at the Supreme Court, has been appointed as an official member of the working group of Information For All Program (IFAP) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
UNESCO IFAP Bureau selects members across the world to be a part of the working group. It is a team of Vice Chairman along with 18 members from all over the world.
Arora is the only advocate candidate worldwide who is selected to be a member of this project.
IFAP (The Information for All Programme) provides a platform for international policy discussions and guidelines for action on:
- preservation of information and universal access to it;
- participation of all in the emerging global information society;
- ethical, legal and societal consequences of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) developments.
Being a part of the working group, the members have to ensure proper implementation of IFAP's Policies, activities and are responsible for developing detailed contributions to IFAP's work.The 6 priorities are Information for Development, Information Literacy, Information Ethics, Information Preservation, Information Accessibility and Multilingualism.
The Project which has been assigned to Arora is Information Accessibility.
Members of the Working Group provide their professional expertise in one or more of the IFAP strategic priorities, to support the achievement of the Programme's overarching goals.