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Libraries for Human Rights: insights from Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Library Association and IFLA have prepared a joint submission for the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of the country. Drawing on the experiences of the library field, the submission flags important trends and ways in which libraries work to support the fundamental rights to education, work, and access to science in Zimbabwe, and sets out recommendations on how more could be done. Read More

  • News
  • 20 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Open access, infodemics and libraries: exploring the global equity of science

Returning for a second year, IFLA and Goethe-Institut present the second #EmergingInternationalVoices webinar, this time organised by the young librarians who participated in our successful series from last year! This year we will be discussing: Open Access, Infodemics and Libraries, exploring the global equity of science. Read More

  • Events
  • 14 May 2021

Realizing the Potential of Open for Equitable, Resilient Recovery

Open access and open science more broadly have great potential to accelerate the research necessary to deliver on the SDGs, as well as to place high quality information into the hands of citizens, helping them take better decisions. Yet openness alone does not guarantee equity in access to… Read More

  • Events
  • 23 April 2021

IFLA Comments on UNESCO draft Recommendation on Open Science

IFLA has submitted its response to a call for comments on UNESCO’s draft Recommendation on Open Science. The Recommendation is due to be agreed later this year. Our comments focus on strengthening the message of the text, giving greater clarity on the roles that librarians can play,… Read More

  • Publications
  • 22 January 2021