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First SDG Book Club Selection Available

The first selection from the SDG Book Club, in all official UN languages, is now online. This offers an excellent starting point to get discussions going around SDG1 – no poverty.

2 April 2019 | Literacy and Reading, Children, Development, Literacy, Sustainable development

IFLA Collaborates with United Nations on the SDG Book Club

IFLA is participating in the SDG Book Club, an initiative launched by the United Nations alongside organisations representing publishers, booksellers and books for youth. Through this, we hope to help more young people engage with the Global Goals, especially in libraries.

15 March 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Children, Development, Literacy, SDGs

Libraries Help Local Government Deliver Rights and Development: IFLA Submission to Human Rights Council

​​Through providing access to information and skills in a welcoming environment, as well as working as a platform for partnerships, libraries can make a reality of human rights and sustainable development. IFLA has underlined what can be done in a submission to the Human Rights Council.

16 February 2019

A Stronger Field for Stronger Societies: IFLA President Visits Taiwan, China

IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón visited Taiwan, China on 9-12 January 2019. In a series of speeches and meetings, she shared the message that libraries can be motors of change, and discussed how IFLA and the library field can become more inclusive and effective.

16 January 2019 | Access to information, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, China, Global Vision, IFLA Global Vision

Making Development Disability-Inclusive: UN Report Highlights IFLA Evidence

A new United Nations report underlines the need for action to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities and possibilities as others. It also highlights good practices, including those adopted by libraries.

12 December 2018 | Library Services to People with Special Needs, Access to information, sustainable development goals, SDGs, disability

Arte, cultura e información en la perspectiva de la Agenda 2030

En septiembre de 2018 en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, se realizó el 6º Seminario de Información en Arte, con el lema “Arte, cultura e información en la perspectiva de la Agenda 2030”. La presidenta de la IFLA, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, fue la invitada de honor de este evento, organizado por la Red de Bibliotecas y Centros de Información en Arte en el Estado de Río de Janeiro (REDARTE/RJ), con el patrocinio y apoyo del Instituto Cervantes de Río de Janeiro.

11 December 2018 | Access to information, Advocacy, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Brazil, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, Art Libraries

Art, Culture and Information in the Perspective of the 2030 Agenda

In September 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 6th Information Seminar on Art was held, with the theme "Art, Culture and Information in the Perspective of the 2030 Agenda". The IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, was the guest of honor of this event, organized by the Network of Libraries and Art Information Centers in the State of Rio de Janeiro (REDARTE/RJ), with the sponsorship and support of the Cervantes Institute of Rio de Janeiro.

11 December 2018 | Access to information, Advocacy, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Brazil, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, Art Libraries

Partners for Literacy: IFLA Underlines Contribution of Libraries at Global Meeting

IFLA representatives played an active role in the Global Alliance for Literacy Policy Forum, a meeting of ministers and senior officials responsible for literacy organised by UNESCO on 13-14 November.

11 December 2018 | Literacy and Reading, Access to information, Mexico, Literacy, illiteracy, sustainable development goals, UN 2030 Agenda

25th Anniversary Year of the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto

The UNESCO-IFLA Public Library Manifesto was last updated and finalised on 29 November 1994. 29 November 2018 therefore marks the start of the Manifesto’s 25th year!

29 November 2018 | Public Libraries, Access to information, Public Libraries, UNESCO, public library manifesto

IAP Project Report: Hungary (2018) "Let’s work together on library advocacy!"

​IFLA supported an International Advocacy Programme project for librarians from the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary in 2018. The workshop aimed to raise awareness on the SDGs and libraries, to develop advocacy skills, to show methods and good practices of advocacy activities, to collect library stories, to inspire participants to carry out new advocacy activities, and – last but not least – to expand their professional networks.

29 October 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Advocacy, Capacity building, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, International Advocacy Programme, IAP, UN SGDs, UN 2030 Agenda

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