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Un acceso significativo a la información para no dejar a nadie atrás: Lanzamiento del Informe DA2I 2017

IFLA, en colaboración con TASCHA, lanzó hoy el primer Informe de Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información (DA2I) en la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York, durante el Foro Político de Alto Nivel de las Naciones Unidas.

14 Agosto 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Open Access, United States, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, DA2I, IAP

Libraries at the Heart of Internet Governance Discussions in Latin America

The 10th Latin America and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) took place in Panama City, on 2-4 August. LACIGF provides a space for multi-sectoral dialogue on the Internet Governance agenda for the region. IFLA was represented, highlighting how libraries can help tackle key issues facing the Internet today, from cost of access to educating Internet users about how to spot fake news.

7 Agosto 2017 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Internet access, Latin America and the Caribbean

Lograr un Desarrollo Inteligente e Inclusivo: Lanzamiento del Informe de Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información (DA2I) 2017

IFLA, en asociación con TASCHA lanzará el Informe sobre el Desarrollo y el Acceso a la Información (DA2I) 2017 el 17 de julio de 2017 durante el Foro Político de Alto Nivel de las Naciones Unidas (HLPF) en Nueva York.

3 Agosto 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP

Realising the Potential of Digital for Development: Not Without Libraries

As highlighted in the Development and Access to Information Report 2017, produced by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, for access to information to be meaningful, people need skills and the right conditions. Libraries can play a unique role in delivering both, as highlighted in IFLA's submission to the latest call for examples on Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion.

1 Agosto 2017 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Public Access, Education, Gender equality, innovation

Affirmation, Opportunity: IFLA Presents on Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals at the CILIP Conference

IFLA attended the CILIP Annual Conference, held in Manchester, UK, on 5-6 July. At a time where libraries in the UK are facing drastic cuts, this was a welcome opportunity to share new ideas and practices, and set out a proactive agenda for the future.

27 Julio 2017 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Access to information, Development, United Kingdom, sustainable development goals

Meaningful Access to Information To Leave No One Behind: Launch of the 2017 DA2I Report

IFLA, in partnership with TASCHA, launched today the first Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report at The New York Public Library, during the United Nations High Level Political Forum.

17 Julio 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Open Access, United States, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, DA2I, IAP

Open, Inclusive Access to Information: IFLA Speaks at UN High Level Political Forum

On Friday 14 July, at the main session of the United Nations High Level Political Forum: "Science-policy interface and emerging issues", IFLA intervened speaking on behalf of the NGO Major Group underlining the need for meaningful access to information in order to succeed in the UN 2030 Agenda.

16 Julio 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Open Access, United States, HLPF, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, DA2I, IAP

No Truly Sustainable Development Without Access to Information, and No Meaningful, Inclusive Access Without Libraries

The DA2I side event “2030 Vision: How Libraries Support the UN’s Work on Sustainable Development” was a unique opportunity to highlight and illustrate the major role of libraries in delivering effective and meaningful access to information driving progress for development at the national and global levels.

15 Julio 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, DA2I, IAP

Mind the (Information) Gap: IFLA Makes the Case for Action by Governments

Just days before the official launch of the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report, participants at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) had a first glimpse at its findings on Tuesday 11 July.

13 Julio 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I

Making Development Smart and Inclusive: Launch of the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report 2017

IFLA, in partnership with TASCHA will launch the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) 2017 Report on 17 July 2017 during the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

7 Julio 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP

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