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Breaking through as one: looking ahead to the World Congress and Summit of Local and Regional Leaders  

In a little over a month, the city of Daejeon, Korea, will welcome key urban and regional leaders and thinkers from around the world in order to advance the sustainable urbanisation agenda. The theme chosen for the event – only the 7th such occasion – is local and regional governments breaking through as one. IFLA President Barbara Lison will be attending, and has sent the following message. Read More

  • News
  • 07 September 2022

UCLG 7th World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

Every three years, United Cities and Local Governments organises the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, bringing together mayors and senior city and regional officials from around the world. This is an opportunity to share and take inspiration from the work of local government everywhere, in support of sustainable urbanisation. Read More

  • Events
  • 07 September 2022

Enabling Cities, Caring Cities

IFLA is proud to be working with the National Library of Indonesia to host a side-event to the Urban 20 meeting of mayors, focused on how cities can draw on all elements of their learning infrastructure to deliver inclusive education. The event takes place on 30 August 2022, from 9am local time. Read More

  • Events
  • 29 August 2022

Urban 20 Summit

The Urban 20 Summit brings together mayors from G20 countries around the world in order to explore and highlight the role of cities in achieving key policy objectives. IFLA will participate in the meeting, using the opportunity to underline how a new vision of libraries, and concerted efforts to support and mobilise them.  Read More

  • Events
  • 16 August 2022

World Urban Forum 2022

The 11th World Urban Forum takes place from 26-30 June in Katowice, Poland, under the theme: Transforming our cities for a sustainable urban future. Read More

  • Events
  • 22 June 2022

United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

New technologies offer significant potential to drive development worldwide. They do this by improving productivity, breaking down challenges linked to distance and poor communication and, crucially, by opening up new perspectives for access to information. At this year's United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (UN STI Forum), IFLA will be setting out how libraries help make this happen. Read More

  • Events
  • 04 June 2018