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1994-04-11 The Hague Netherlands


11 Apr 1994, The Hague (Netherlands), as Strategic Alliance of International Non Governmental Organizations in Information to serve better the World Community -- Alliance stratégique des organisations internationales non-gouvernementales de l'information pour mieux servir la communauté mondiale -- Alianza Estratégica de las Organizaciones Internacionales no Gubernamentales en Información para servir mejor a la Comunidad Mundial, when text of a Resolution was agreed, to commence centennial celebrations of International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID), 1995. Tokyo Resolution publicly presented 6 Oct 1994, Omiya (Japan), to Prince Akishino of Japan, at FID Congress. Practical implementation agreed, 25-27 Jan 1995, London (UK), at meeting of signatories organized by FID. Ceased to exist.


Contribute to intensive collaboration among nongovernmental and professional associations and international governmental agencies on issues of common concern, avoiding possible overlap and forming a strong voice on issues of information, communication and knowledge; identify common issues in management and use of information, clarify diverging positions and agree new, cooperative solutions, especially concerning equitable access, balanced protection of intellectual property, protection of privacy, security of information systems and common legal and technical standards; forecast and assess changes affecting provision of information to meet expected challenges; ensure a pro-active stance by the information professions in studies to elucidate future aspects of human endeavour; ensure that development and application of information technology effectively meet users' information needs; encourage use of new teaching and learning technology and other telematics techniques in education and lifelong learning, starting at pre-school age; ensure that information professions maintain and further develop their knowledge and expertise to keep up with changes in the environment; encourage development of communication training and education programmes that increase awareness of the importance of interactive communication between providers and users of information; advocate practices that guarantee the integrity and preservation of information, irrespective of format and medium, and the maintenance of accuracy and quality throughout cycles of transformation and transfer; encourage discussion of ethical issues for the information society and development of principles - codes of conduct for appropriate sectors - related to responsibilities of the information professions; promote development of strong information policies by suggested directions for future policy and strategic planning; intensify collaboration between public and private sectors, in particular infusing of each other's values; influence creation of new, viable product and service clusters within the information sector and with external partners; encourage worldwide identification of information capabilities and their mobilization to solve major global problems; devise international programmes to strengthen awareness of the value of information in all areas of human endeavour; create awareness and promote the role of INGOs in information; develop a coordinated, international approach to research needs in the information field.


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A loose alliance of organizations concerned with similar issues of the Information Society of today.

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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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