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Libraries partnering for the SDGs

Libraries already do a lot for development on their own. But they can do even more as part of partnerships with a wide variety of actors, making unique contributions. This article focuses on examples taken from the IFLA Library Map of the World. Read More

  • News
  • 16 February 2023

Why the right of access to information matters for development

IFLA has made a submission to a call by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression for evidence around the link between this freedom and sustainable development. This highlights the importance of freedom of access to information, and the role of libraries in making this meaningful and universal.  Read More

  • News
  • 09 February 2023

IFLA MLAS Launches webinar series on SDGs and Library Associations

The webinar series "Sustainable Development Goals and Library Associations" follows the IFLA Strategic Direction 1.1 Show the power of libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. A working group from MLAS in collaboration with IFLA New Professionals SIG and IFLA Regional Divisions will coordinate webinars about various top topics resulting from a survey MLAS carried out during 2020-2021.  The webinar format includes interactive opportunities to engage attendees in conversations in languages spoken in the regions. Stay tuned for more information, Read More

  • News
  • 12 December 2022

From Local Practice to Global Principles: Recording of HLPF Side-Event Available

You can now watch again the side-event organised by the Culture 2030 Goal campaign at the 2022 UN High Level Political Forum, highlighting how cultural actors, institutions and considerations are being integrated into local development strategies, and the lessons this offers for efforts to deliver sustainable development by 2030 and beyond. Read More

  • News
  • 09 July 2022

Informed Societies and Integrity in Public Information: Opportunities for Building Back Better and SDG Success with Libraries

In cooperation with the UN Library in New York, IFLA is organising a workshop in the margins of the High-Level Political Forum on 11 July. Library participants from around the world will exchange with diplomats and UN officials in order to identify key themes and issues around how to ensure informed societies and uphold integrity in support of the SDGs. Read More

  • Events
  • 06 July 2022