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Documentary Heritage Making a Difference

UNESCO’s Memory of the World (MoW) Programme  celebrated its 30th anniversary from 27 October - 5 November 2022. This programme seeks to ensure that the documentary heritage of the world is preserved, protected, and accessible – for people now and in the future. Read More

  • News
  • 23 November 2022

IFLA Brought the Voice of Libraries to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022

IFLA’s core message at MONDIACULT 2022 was a call to policymakers, including ministers of culture from around the world, to look to library associations and institutions as partners in realising the potential of culture to leave no one behind. We stressed that, through its transversal impact across the development agenda, culture is critical for achieving sustainable development goals. Read More

  • News
  • 05 October 2022

Inter-disciplinary Workshop: Countering Trafficking of Cultural Property including Documentary Heritage

This workshop, organised by IFLA's Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library, will examine the best practices in combating the trafficking of antiquities and the programs and policies that protect cultural heritage and property rights. It will discuss the laws and mechanisms that prevent the sale of conflict antiquities in the region and worldwide. Read More

  • Events
  • 17 August 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

From local perspectives to global principles: Culture2030Goal side-event at HLPF 2022

It is often at the local level that there's the strongest understanding of the potential of culture - and libraries - in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. Join the Culture2030Goal side event at the 2022 United Nations High-Level Political Forum to discuss the lessons that local experience could provide for global discussions. 7 July 2022, at 11:30-13:00 UTC. Read More

  • Events
  • 05 July 2022

Libraries Upholding Cultural Rights: IFLA Welcomes Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights Alexandra Xanthaki

IFLA welcomed the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights Alexandra Xanthaki as she addressed the Human Rights Council for the first time during their 49th Session. An IFLA representative sat down with the Special Rapporteur following her address to discuss priorities for the coming years and highlight the ways in which libraries work to uphold cultural rights for their communities.   Read More

  • News
  • 11 March 2022