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Libraries as Literacy Champions: an Indonesian Case Study

To mark International Literacy Day 2022, we’re taking a look at the work done by libraries in Indonesia in order to help the over 8.5 million people lacking basic literacy skills there to develop the capacities they need to participate fully in the knowledge society. Read More

  • News
  • 07 September 2022

International Literacy Day 2022: Conference

This year’s International Literacy Day (ILD) has as a theme ‘Transforming Literacy Spaces’, with the aim of promoting a more holistic way of thinking about where and how people develop literacy skills. Read More

  • Events
  • 06 September 2022

Félicitations! Strasbourg awarded title of World Book Capital 2024

From 23 April 2024, Strasbourg will hold the title of World Book Capital City, as announced today by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay. IFLA congratulates all those involved in the successful bid, and looks forward to a great mandate that provides inspiration and models for cities and libraries globally.  Read More

  • News
  • 20 July 2022

An alliance for libraries, books and reading in Latin America and the Caribbean: memorandum of understanding signed with CERLALC

On the occasion of the mid-term meeting of IFLA’s Regional Division Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, a memorandum of understanding was signed between IFLA and CERLALC, the Centre for the Promotion of Books and Reading in Latin America and the Caribbean. This provides a framework for deeper cooperation between our organisation, in support of shared goals. Read More

  • News
  • 25 May 2022

Sustainable Development Goals Book Club Wraps at Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and the global climate crisis publishers and organisations from across the book sector will come together at Bologna Children’s Book Fair to celebrate the completion of the Sustainable Development Goals Book Club and its 17 reading lists for children focusing on peace, ending poverty, protecting life on land and many more. Read More

  • News
  • 23 March 2022

Accra announced as World Book Capital 2023

IFLA strongly welcomes the announcement by UNESCO that Accra, Ghana, will hold the title of World Book Capital 2023. This represents a great opportunity to highlight the work of Ghana’s libraries in promoting books and reading throughout the population. Read More

  • News
  • 23 September 2021