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Meet Team IFLA at HLPF 2022 (Part 1): How do libraries contribute to delivering the SDGs?

This week, libraries will be well represented at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York. We'll be organising an event with the UN Library, engaging closely with national delegations, and playing an active part in plenary sessions and workshops. To get to know the people speaking up for libraries there, today we publish the first in a series sharing their experience and ideas.  Read More

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  • 10 July 2022

Setting a course on culture: Respond to the Culture 2030 Goal survey!

As a founding member of the Culture 2030 Goal campaign, IFLA encourages the global library field to engage with a new survey looking to make a first key step towards defining what an explicit goal for culture in the post-2030 development framework could look like. You have until 21 June to respond. Read More

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  • 31 May 2022

WIPO SCCR/42: Limitations and exceptions discussions advance

IFLA was proud to attend WIPO SCCR/42, May 9 – 13, an eventful week that saw discussions of the impact of COVID-19 on libraries and a commitment to further study cross-border challenges and develop toolkits on copyright limitations and exceptions before SCCR/43 in 2023. Read More

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  • 16 May 2022

Not without libraries! Looking ahead on the SDGs

Every year around the Sustainable Development Goals is a busy one, with 2022 no exception! There will be key opportunities to work through the structures and meetings around the Goals to ensure that governments and other stakeholders understand the contribution that libraries can make, and what they need to do it. This article looks to provide an idea of the themes that are likely to be at the top of the agenda this year, as well as two key ways of getting involved – through reviews of SDG implementation and engagement in key meetings. Read More

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  • 08 February 2022

Helping every library work with the SDGs: Interview with Nathalice Cardoso

The United Nations 2030 Agenda is not just a document for governments, rather it sets out responsibilities for everyone, including libraries! However, it is not always easy to make the connection between high-level policy documents and day-to-day library operations. We interviewed Natalice Cardoso, to find out about her work in engaging libraries in questions around the Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals Read More

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  • 17 January 2022