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Africa Can Lead: IFLA Addresses African Ministers

The 2nd meeting of African ministers responsible for libraries took place on 5-6 July in Durban, South Africa. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner were proud to be there in support of efforts to strengthen the African library field.

8 Julio 2018 | Africa, Access to information, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Africa, sustainable development goals

An Open Invitation: UN, Government Officials Welcome Library Engagement in the 2030 Agenda

The IFLA International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Global Convening took place in New York on 28-29 June 2018. Nearly 40 participants, invited by IFLA, met at the Brooklyn Public Library, the United Nations Headquarters, and The New York Public Library to review two years’ work and take library advocacy around the Sustainable Development Goals to the next level.

3 Julio 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations

IAP Project Report: Uganda (2018) "Sharing stories that matter to Policy and Decision Makers"

IFLA supported an International Advocacy Programme project in Uganda in 2018. After completion of this regional project we asked the project team some questions and this is what they told us about the workshop they organised.

2 Julio 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Advocacy, Capacity building, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Uganda, International Advocacy Programme, IAP, UN SGDs, UN 2030 Agenda

Advocating for Libraries as Partners for Development: IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme Comes to the UN

On 28-29 June, IFLA will hold the International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Global Convening in New York, USA. Nearly 40 participants from all regions have been invited by IFLA to celebrate success, look to the future, and tell the story of libraries and the SDGs to officials from the UN and governments.

26 Junio 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations

Transforming the World Together: IFLA President and Secretary General Meet with China’s Librarians

The Library Society of China’s 2018 Conference, held on 31 May – 1 June in Langfang, China, provided a rich opportunity to engage librarians from across the country in building IFLA’s Global Vision. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner attended, speaking and meeting with the thousands of participants.

8 Junio 2018 | Access to knowledge, Development, China, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA WLIC

ILA's 2018 Choices Reading Lists help diversify collections

The International Literacy Association (ILA) has just released the winning titles for their 2018 Choices reading lists.

14 Mayo 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Literacy, IFLA

Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development?

The Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow (LIBFL) hosted a workshop: "Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can Russian libraries further development of the society?". The event was organized by Russian Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and the LIBFL Rudomino Academy with the financial support of IFLA International Advocacy Program (IAP).

9 Mayo 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Advocacy, Capacity building, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Russian Federation, International Advocacy Programme, IAP, UN SGDs, UN 2030 Agenda

Congratulations to IYALI 2018 Participants

IFLA has partnered with EIFL-PLIP and AfLIA to support 15 participants in the second Young African Library Innovators initiative (IYALI) programme.

26 Abril 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Development, Africa, Asia and Oceania, Young African Library Innovators initiative (IYALI)

Securing the Past, Shaping the Future: IFLA President Visits Moscow

IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón speaking at a round table in Moscow Libraries today are faced with trends that can both pose a threat and promise an opportunity. Globalisation and digitisation are unstoppable and are being felt around the world. Yet this shared situation underlines the value for libraries of working together to achieve our vision. This message came out clearly from a seminar held on 20 April in Moscow, with the participation of IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón.

26 Abril 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Preservation, Russian Federation, Sustainable Development Agenda

Informed and Empowered Citizens in Asia-Pacific: Making the Case for Libraries at the UN

At the heart of success in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be resilience. Regions, countries, communities and individuals all need to have the resources – and the information – necessary to deal with a changing and unpredictable world. This was the key message from the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, the second of five regional meetings on the SDGs in preparation for this year’s High Level Political Forum. IFLA was there.

6 Abril 2018 | Asia and Oceania, Access to information, Development, Asia and Oceania, Sustainable Development Agenda

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