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Setting a course on culture: Respond to the Culture 2030 Goal survey!

As a founding member of the Culture 2030 Goal campaign, IFLA encourages the global library field to engage with a new survey looking to make a first key step towards defining what an explicit goal for culture in the post-2030 development framework could look like. You have until 21 June to respond. Read More

  • News
  • 31 May 2022

WIPO SCCR/42: Limitations and exceptions discussions advance

IFLA was proud to attend WIPO SCCR/42, May 9 – 13, an eventful week that saw discussions of the impact of COVID-19 on libraries and a commitment to further study cross-border challenges and develop toolkits on copyright limitations and exceptions before SCCR/43 in 2023. Read More

  • News
  • 16 May 2022

Not without libraries! Looking ahead on the SDGs

Every year around the Sustainable Development Goals is a busy one, with 2022 no exception! There will be key opportunities to work through the structures and meetings around the Goals to ensure that governments and other stakeholders understand the contribution that libraries can make, and what they need to do it. This article looks to provide an idea of the themes that are likely to be at the top of the agenda this year, as well as two key ways of getting involved – through reviews of SDG implementation and engagement in key meetings. Read More

  • News
  • 08 February 2022

Helping every library work with the SDGs: Interview with Nathalice Cardoso

The United Nations 2030 Agenda is not just a document for governments, rather it sets out responsibilities for everyone, including libraries! However, it is not always easy to make the connection between high-level policy documents and day-to-day library operations. We interviewed Natalice Cardoso, to find out about her work in engaging libraries in questions around the Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals Read More

  • News
  • 17 January 2022

Get Into… Guides

A key part of IFLA’s advocacy work is our engagement with international organisations and processes. These provide an opportunity to underline the role of libraries and call for laws, recommendations and research which can be used in national advocacy. Yet often, these processes are not limited to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 21 October 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

Get into UN75

IFLA’s new guide offers background about the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary celebrations, and suggestions for how you can get involved. The United Nations was created in 1945 as part of the effort to prevent the destruction of the Second World War returning… Read More

  • Publications
  • 09 January 2020

Knowledge Partners for Sustainable Development: IFLA Joins SDG 17 Event at United Nations

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals place a strong emphasis on partnerships, within and across countries. These, the UN argues, are essential for spreading ideas, reducing inequalities within and across countries and improving the effectiveness of development policies. Libraries are well suited to participate in and support these partnerships, as was made clear in an event held at the UN Library on 16 July. Read More

  • News
  • 18 July 2019
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