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Libraries Upholding Cultural Rights: IFLA Welcomes Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights Alexandra Xanthaki

IFLA welcomed the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights Alexandra Xanthaki as she addressed the Human Rights Council for the first time during their 49th Session. An IFLA representative sat down with the Special Rapporteur following her address to discuss priorities for the coming years and highlight the ways in which libraries work to uphold cultural rights for their communities.   Read More

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  • 11 March 2022

IFLA Newsletter, December 2021: Editorial

At the heart of IFLA’s values is the idea that everyone should enjoy freedom of access to information, and so to high quality library and information services. Yet upholding rights is not always easy or simple. This month's IFLA newsletter highlights different angles of our work in this area. Happy reading! Read More

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  • 02 December 2021

Libraries for Human Rights: an Interview with Ellen Tise, Chair, IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression

With the December edition of IFLA's newsletter focusing on rights, this month's interview brings together IFLA Secretary General with Ellen Tise, IFLA President 2009-2011, and currently chair of IFLA's Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression. He asked her about her perspective on how libraries fit in with wider work on human rights.  Read More

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  • 01 December 2021

Getting Ready for Human Rights Day 2021

10 December 2021 will mark international Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This year’s theme has a strong focus on equality in advancing human rights, a topic closely aligned with libraries’ own mission to build opportunities for all. Read More

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  • 29 November 2021

IFLA Submission on Italian Universal Periodic Review

​ IFLA and the Italian Library Association have submitted a contribution to the Unviersal Periodic Review of Italy, as organised by the Human Rights Council. This underlines the importance of access to information and education, and how libraries are necessary to deliver… Read More

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  • 05 April 2019

IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom

Statement prepared by IFLA/FAIFE and approved by The IFLA Executive Board on 25 March 1999, The Hague, Netherlands IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) supports, defends and promotes intellectual freedom as defined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. IFLA… Read More

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  • 30 March 2009