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IFLA Statement on University of Cape Town Library Fire

It was with a heavy heart that IFLA heard the news of the fire that has damaged the Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town, along with other areas of the University and city, this past Sunday.

20 Abril 2021 | Cultural heritage, Disaster relief, South Africa

Register Now! Virtual Event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage

Learn about how libraries are finding dynamic ways to connect their communities to cultural heritage at our upcoming virtual event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage.

9 Abril 2021 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Advocacy, Archives, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation

Libraries in the European Cultural Heritage Green Paper

The European Cultural Heritage Green Paper, officially launched on Monday, 22 March, seeks to put Europe’s shared heritage at the heart of the European Green New Deal.

25 Marzo 2021 | Advocacy, Cultural heritage, Development, Sustainability

Coming in 2021: a Public Library Manifesto for Today (and Tomorrow)

IFLA has been embarking on updating the Public Library Manifesto in order to ensure it best reflects the realities and missions of public libraries today.

23 Marzo 2021 | Public Libraries, Advocacy, Peace, Policy, Social inclusion, Society

Applications Open: UNESCO World Book Capital 2023

The call for applications for the title of UNESCO World Book Capital City 2023 is open. IFLA encourages cities with cities with strong and innovative policies supporting books and readings to apply.

12 Marzo 2021 | Literacy and Reading, Literacy, Reading, UNESCO World Book Capital, World Book Capital City, World Book Capital

IFLA Supports ICOMOS in Statement on Tigray (Ethiopia)

IFLA supports the statement by ICOMOS concerning the destruction of cultural property in Tigray (Ethiopia).

8 Marzo 2021 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, Cultural heritage, Human rights, Rare books and manuscripts

Mobilising Libraries for Cultural Diversity: Next-Steps Informed by the UNESCO 2005 Convention

IFLA observed the Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Read on for key take-aways and ideas for how the library field can use this is inform their activity and advocacy in the future.

10 Febrero 2021 | Access to information, Advocacy, Cultural heritage, Development, Digital divide

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