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Report from the 58th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development

IFLA attended the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on Social Development in New York on 10-19 February 2020, which focused on homelessness. Genilson Geraldo, Brazil, attended the meeting representing IFLA, highlighting the potential of libraries both to provide a safe place for people… Read More

  • Publications
  • 15 April 2020

58th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development

The UN Commission on Social Development is the key intergovernmental body for discussing the social dimension of sustainable development. Meeting annually, it provides an opportunity both to hear updates on the UN’s work in general, and to address specific topics. In 2020, this… Read More

  • Events
  • 16 January 2020

How Libraries Provide Safe Spaces for (All) Youth

On International Youth Day 2018, IFLA released a paper exploring how libraries are working to provide safe spaces for youth. In doing so, they offer useful lessons on how to overcome the challenges associated with working with a diverse group with particular needs. Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 August 2018

IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness

Introduction The IFLA Section for Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) focuses on those persons who, because of their living conditions and/or physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities, are unable to access current library services. Much in the same way, people experiencing homelessness face a series of barriers… Read More

  • Publications
  • 27 October 2017
  • By: Library Services to People with Special Needs Section