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Looking Ahead to the UNESCO General Conference

The 41st General Conference of UNESCO (the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organisation) will take place from 9-24 November 2021 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The General Conference is held every two years. It brings together representatives of UNESCO’s Member States to determine the policies… Read More

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  • 26 October 2021

Get into Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2021

During Global Media & Information Literacy (MIL) Week, UNESCO and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) invite global stakeholders to come together to discuss and celebrate progress achieved towards MIL for all. Read More

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  • 06 October 2021

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

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  • 23 September 2021

Available Now! The 2nd Edition of the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation

To enable the enduring preservation of and access to documentary cultural heritage, including in digital form, in line with the UNESCO 2015 Recommendation, steps must be taken to preserve digitised and born-digital materials. The volume of digital information is almost incalculable, and continues to grow, which presents a significant challenge. Read More

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  • 22 September 2021

Looking Ahead: Outcomes of the 8th Session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005 Convention) held their biannual meeting last week. IFLA attended as an observer, underlining the importance of showing culture's contribution to development, and promoting equitable access for all. Read More

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  • 07 June 2021
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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

This year’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be the first following its recognition as an official UNESCO event. Taking place online, it will focus both on the renewed understanding of the importance of MIL in resisting disinformation, and more broadly as a part of enabling everyone in… Read More

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  • 26 October 2020