Planning for communication development

Implementing plans for development through information
In the case of UNESCO activities focus on drawing up methods and techniques of communication planning, testing their field application in different environments, and supporting such ventures at national and regional levels. Emphasis is given to the socio-cultural dimension of development. Specific design strategies for development-oriented programmes and campaigns (such as literacy and lifelong education) are considered. Others are devised to reinforce ongoing operational projects, including those concerned with education, environment and cultural development.

In 1998, the Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) ended its 18th Session allocating US$2,271,000 to 53 media projects world-wide. The funds are devoted to a wide variety of initiatives aimed to help reduce the gap between industrialised and developing countries in the field of communication and information.

Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal