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Recording available: Northeast Asian libraries on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

As part of its SDG webinar series organized by the IFLA Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee, this webinar focused on the best practices by Northeast Asian libraries and librarians to support the UN SDGs. Through this program, IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania aims to inspire and encourage colleagues within the region to advance their efforts to bring the UN SDGs to fruition. Read More

  • News
  • 24 May 2023

IFLA Announces the Launch of the 2022 IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto at the United Nations Transforming Education Summit

The Transforming Education Summit has brought diverse stakeholders including policymakers and civil society organisations together at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York to make commitments towards reimagining and transforming education.  From 16-19 September, delegates from around the world are exploring how to respond to the global crisis… Read More

  • News
  • 17 September 2022

Support for Libraries as Drivers of Development Grows at United Nations

At the 2019 High Level Political Forum, governments, UN officials and civil society representatives heard about the ways in which libraries can deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Through two side-events, participation in a Voluntary National Review, and interventions in other sessions, IFLA’s team, including the President and Secretary-General, spoke up for our institutions. Read More

  • News
  • 23 July 2019
  • By: anonymous

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
  • By: anonymous

United Nations High Level Political Forum 2019

The 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) under the auspices of the United Nations' Economic and Social Council is the key annual meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). IFLA has engaged closely in this work, both promoting the role of libraries and the… Read More

  • Events
  • 08 July 2019