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Seizing Opportunities, Delivering Development: IFLA and the UN 2030 Agenda

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda underlines the importance for development of many key library activities. In 2019, there will be a particular focus at the UN on education, employment and equality – as well as access to information.

28 August 2018 | International Advocacy Programme, Access to information, Development, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, IAP, IFLA WLIC 2018

How can Russian libraries further development of society?

The All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow (LFL) hosted a workshop on 19-20 April 2018 connected to Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

14 August 2018 | Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, IAP

Transformation through Information: IFLA Engages at UN High Level Political Forum

Over the ten days of this year’s High Level Political Forum, IFLA engaged intensively with governments, UN officials, experts and partners from civil society. By ensuring that decision-makers understand the contribution libraries and access to information make to development, IFLA supports its members in their work to guarantee recognition and support for libraries.

19 July 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations, HLPF

Libraries Leading the Transformation to Sustainable, Resilient Societies: IFLA returns to the United Nations High Level Political Forum

The UN High Level Political Forum takes place on 9-18 July 2018 in New York, discussing global challenges and defining a path to sustainable development. IFLA is there, raising awareness among ministers, officials, experts and civil society of how libraries are leading in this effort as essential partners for development.

11 July 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations, HLPF

Libraries at the Heart of Lifelong Learning

At a time of rapid change in our economies and societies, there has never been a greater need to keep learning throughout life. The 5th conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform provided an opportunity to share stories from the rich experience of libraries in this field, and build relations. Anette Mjöberg, Secretary of the Public Libraries Section attended for IFLA.

9 July 2018 | Public Libraries, Disadvantaged people, Austria, skills, Lifelong learning

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