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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

Looking Ahead: Outcomes of the 8th Session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005 Convention) held their biannual meeting last week. IFLA attended as an observer, underlining the importance of showing culture's contribution to development, and promoting equitable access for all. Read More

  • News
  • 07 June 2021
  • By: anonymous

Libraries and Cultural Diversity: Preserving Heritage, Promoting Dialogue

IFLA has submitted comments to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on the subject of cultural diversity and human rights. With a responsibility to preserve the heritage of all of our communities, to facilitate access to information, and as defenders of free speech, libraries have much to contribute. Read More

  • News
  • 27 April 2019
  • By: anonymous

Presentations and papers, IFLA WLIC 2018 Session “Library services: empowering people to develop their inter-cultural identities”

These presentations were made at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kaula Lumpur by the the invited speakers in IFLA MCULTP’s public session. The participative session included one hour of talks, followed by round-table discussions with the audience members, facilitated by the speakers. Read More

  • Publications
  • 03 October 2018
  • By: Eleonore Clavreul