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Making Development Disability-Inclusive: UN Report Highlights IFLA Evidence

A new United Nations report underlines the need for action to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities and possibilities as others. It also highlights good practices, including those adopted by libraries.

12 Dezember 2018 | Library Services to People with Special Needs, Access to information, sustainable development goals, SDGs, disability

Arte, cultura e información en la perspectiva de la Agenda 2030

En septiembre de 2018 en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, se realizó el 6º Seminario de Información en Arte, con el lema “Arte, cultura e información en la perspectiva de la Agenda 2030”. La presidenta de la IFLA, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, fue la invitada de honor de este evento, organizado por la Red de Bibliotecas y Centros de Información en Arte en el Estado de Río de Janeiro (REDARTE/RJ), con el patrocinio y apoyo del Instituto Cervantes de Río de Janeiro.

11 Dezember 2018 | Access to information, Advocacy, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Brazil, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, Art Libraries

Art, Culture and Information in the Perspective of the 2030 Agenda

In September 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 6th Information Seminar on Art was held, with the theme "Art, Culture and Information in the Perspective of the 2030 Agenda". The IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, was the guest of honor of this event, organized by the Network of Libraries and Art Information Centers in the State of Rio de Janeiro (REDARTE/RJ), with the sponsorship and support of the Cervantes Institute of Rio de Janeiro.

11 Dezember 2018 | Access to information, Advocacy, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Brazil, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, Art Libraries

Partners for Literacy: IFLA Underlines Contribution of Libraries at Global Meeting

IFLA representatives played an active role in the Global Alliance for Literacy Policy Forum, a meeting of ministers and senior officials responsible for literacy organised by UNESCO on 13-14 November.

11 Dezember 2018 | Literacy and Reading, Access to information, Mexico, Literacy, illiteracy, sustainable development goals, UN 2030 Agenda

25th Anniversary Year of the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto

The UNESCO-IFLA Public Library Manifesto was last updated and finalised on 29 November 1994. 29 November 2018 therefore marks the start of the Manifesto’s 25th year!

29 November 2018 | Public Libraries, Access to information, Public Libraries, UNESCO, public library manifesto

IAP Project Report: Hungary (2018) "Let’s work together on library advocacy!"

​IFLA supported an International Advocacy Programme project for librarians from the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary in 2018. The workshop aimed to raise awareness on the SDGs and libraries, to develop advocacy skills, to show methods and good practices of advocacy activities, to collect library stories, to inspire participants to carry out new advocacy activities, and – last but not least – to expand their professional networks.

29 Oktober 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Advocacy, Capacity building, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, International Advocacy Programme, IAP, UN SGDs, UN 2030 Agenda

IAP Project Report: Portuguese speaking Africa (2018) "Awareness Creation, Advocacy and relevant Data Collection Strategies for UN 2030 Agenda"

Librarians from Portuguese speaking countries in Africa connected and built their advocacy capacity in a workshop using IFLA International Advocacy Programme (IAP)'s training materials on Libraries, the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

19 September 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Advocacy, Capacity building, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Africa, Portuguese, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, IAP

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