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UCLG Culture Summit 2021 – Izmir

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will participate in sessions focused on the place of culture in Voluntary Local Reviews and the Culture2030Goal campaign. Read More

  • Events
  • 31 August 2021

IFLA Statement on Afghanistan

IFLA's President Christine Mackenzie and Secretary General Gerald Leitner have issued the below statement concerning the situation in Afghanistan. Read More

  • News
  • 19 August 2021
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Submission on Public Spaces and Cultural Rights

Libraries do not just help communities through their services, but also through the spaces they provide. IFLA’s submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights provides an overview of how they contribute, and the issues encountered. Cultural rights, in short, refer to the right to participate… Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 January 2020

UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

To mark the 10th anniversary of the mandate on cultural rights and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights has written a report to give an overview of the work of her mandate including suggestions for strategies for advancing cultural rights during the next decade. Read More

  • News
  • 06 March 2019
  • By: anonymous

OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development

Cultural and creative sectors transform local economies in various ways: Generating economic growth, productivity, exports and employment;  Diversifying the economy and contributing to urban regeneration;  Promoting cities and rural regions as destinations to visit, live, work and invest in;  Strengthening local cultural identity and diversity;  Supporting social cohesion and… Read More

  • Events
  • 03 December 2018

IFLA submission for upcoming UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

Next year, 2019, will mark as the 10th anniversary of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. To celebrate, the current Special Rapporteur – Karima Bennoune – has decided to devote her next thematic report to taking stock of the impact of the work of the cultural rights remit, inviting relevant actors to send contributions to inform her study. Read More

  • News
  • 07 November 2018
  • By: anonymous

Women and Libraries: Marking International Women’s Day

Women are central to the well-being of any society. In turn, meaningful access to information and the defence of cultural rights is central to the empowerment of women. Meeting these needs is a major contribution of the library field. Read More

  • News
  • 09 March 2018
  • By: anonymous

Libraries Protect Women’s Cultural Rights

Cultural rights have long been recognised as a pillar of human rights, and women's cultural rights are no exception. A new paper from IFLA brings together lessons from a satellite meeting at last year's WLIC to show how libraries are working to defend these. Read More

  • News
  • 02 January 2018
  • By: anonymous