About the Committee
At its 34th session, the General Assembly decided to maintain the Committee to Review United Nations Public Information Policies and Activities, established under General Assembly resolution 33/115 C of 18 December 1978, which would be known as the Committee on Information.
In its resolution 34/182 of 18 December 1979, the General Assembly outlined the mandate of the Committee on Information as follows::
- To continue to examine United Nations public information policies and activities, in the light of the evolution of international relations, particularly during the past two decades, and of the imperatives of the establishment of the new international economic order and of a new world information and communication order;
- To evaluate and follow up the efforts made and the progress achieved by the United Nations system in the field of information and communications; and
- To promote the establishment of a new, more just and more effective world information and communication order intended to strengthen peace and international understanding and based on the free circulation and wider and better-balanced dissemination of information and to make recommendations thereon to the General Assembly.