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Abdul Waheed Khan

Abdul Waheed KhanAs Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Abdul Waheed Khan has lead UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector since 2001.

In this capacity, Dr. Khan is responsible for advancing global standard setting, establishing international, regional and national policies, and coordinating the implementation of concrete projects for harnessing the power of communication and information for development.

He provides global leadership in the promotion of freedom of expression and press freedom, media independence and pluralism, as well as the development of communication and access to information and knowledge through media and ICTs.

His responsibilities also include fostering digital opportunities for social and economic inclusion, building alliances between public and private sector initiatives in communication and information, and mobilizing resources for enhancing the scope of the programmes of the Communication and Information Sector.

See M-2009 Programme, Sunday, 7 June 2009