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Libraries for Human Rights: an Interview with Ellen Tise, Chair, IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression

With the December edition of IFLA's newsletter focusing on rights, this month's interview brings together IFLA Secretary General with Ellen Tise, IFLA President 2009-2011, and currently chair of IFLA's Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression. He asked her about her perspective on how libraries fit in with wider work on human rights.  Read More

  • News
  • 01 December 2021

Getting Ready for Human Rights Day 2021

10 December 2021 will mark international Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This year’s theme has a strong focus on equality in advancing human rights, a topic closely aligned with libraries’ own mission to build opportunities for all. Read More

  • News
  • 29 November 2021

Call for Abstracts: IFLA Journal special issue on Intellectual Freedom

IFLA Journal and the IFLA Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a special issue that marks the 20th anniversary of the IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom. Submission Deadline: 23 April 2021 (extended) Read More

  • News
  • 03 December 2020
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Intellectual Freedom Checklist

The IFLA Intellectual Freedom Statement celebrates its 20th birthday in 2019. But how well is it being implemented in countries, library associations and libraries? IFLA’s new Intellectual Freedom Checklist provides a tool for finding out. The IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom… Read More

  • Publications
  • 09 December 2019

IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom

Statement prepared by IFLA/FAIFE and approved by The IFLA Executive Board on 25 March 1999, The Hague, Netherlands IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) supports, defends and promotes intellectual freedom as defined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. IFLA… Read More

  • Publications
  • 30 March 2009