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World Mental Health Day 2017: Libraries Playing their Part

Mental health difficulties affect, or will affect, a major share of the population. While they may not be visible to the eye, their effects can be devastating. In order to promote well-being for all, societies need to support those suffering from mental health difficulties. Libraries can play a significant role in achieving this.

10 Octubre 2017 | Library Services to People with Special Needs, Health information, Access to health information, mental health

Services for People with Disabilities in Libraries: Survey

IFLA and the Section on Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) have been asked to participate in an important United Nations project on serving people with disabilities, in the context of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Libraries can help IFLA/LSN participate in this project by providing a response to the survey below, and so show the unique value of libraries.

25 Septiembre 2017 | Library Services to People with Special Needs, accessibility

Stronger, More Stable, More Inclusive: Libraries Around the World Help Build Peaceful Societies

While libraries may have a reputation as a place to come for peace and quiet, they can also be drivers of peace in the wider communities they serve. Around the world, they provide a welcoming space where all members of the community can come together, and offer services that build more equal, more participatory, and so stronger and more peaceful societies. On World Peace Day 2017, IFLA looks to highlight examples of how libraries contribute.

21 Septiembre 2017 | Access to information, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Peace, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, UN SDG 16

Putting Libraries on the Agenda: New Development and Access to Information Report

There is no doubt that access to information is essential to achieving development across the board. And it is only when it is free, safe, and open for all, with communities who know how to find, apply and reuse information, that access can help everyone to improve their lives.

23 Agosto 2017 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Development, DA2I, IFLA, Libraries and Development, IFLA WLIC 2018

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