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IFLA Newsletter, December 2021: Editorial

At the heart of IFLA’s values is the idea that everyone should enjoy freedom of access to information, and so to high quality library and information services. Yet upholding rights is not always easy or simple. This month's IFLA newsletter highlights different angles of our work in this area. Happy reading! Read More

  • News
  • 02 December 2021

Libraries Inspire: Transcript of the Session with Professor Karima Bennoune

Among the different types of human rights set out in international law, cultural rights have a particular relevance for libraries. Our institutions are key actors in guaranteeing the right of everyone to participate in cultural life, from creativity, to access, to the preservation of heritage. Professor Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights 2015-2021, focused on this topic in her keynote intervention at WLIC 2021. Read More

  • News
  • 03 November 2021

UCLG Culture Summit 2021 – Izmir

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will participate in sessions focused on the place of culture in Voluntary Local Reviews and the Culture2030Goal campaign. Read More

  • Events
  • 31 August 2021

IFLA Statement on Afghanistan

IFLA's President Christine Mackenzie and Secretary General Gerald Leitner have issued the below statement concerning the situation in Afghanistan. Read More

  • News
  • 19 August 2021
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Submission on Public Spaces and Cultural Rights

Libraries do not just help communities through their services, but also through the spaces they provide. IFLA’s submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights provides an overview of how they contribute, and the issues encountered. Cultural rights, in short, refer to the right to participate… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2020

UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

To mark the 10th anniversary of the mandate on cultural rights and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights has written a report to give an overview of the work of her mandate including suggestions for strategies for advancing cultural rights during the next decade. Read More

  • News
  • 06 March 2019
  • By: anonymous

OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development

Cultural and creative sectors transform local economies in various ways: Generating economic growth, productivity, exports and employment;  Diversifying the economy and contributing to urban regeneration;  Promoting cities and rural regions as destinations to visit, live, work and invest in;  Strengthening local cultural identity and diversity;  Supporting social cohesion and… Read More

  • Events
  • 03 December 2018