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Partnerships in the Public Interest: IFLA Submits Initial Comments to UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

IFLA has prepared an initial response to the consultation launched by the United Nations High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. This highlights the importance of action for access to information, and the need to involve libraries in discussions about the future of the internet.

12 Diciembre 2018 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Internet governance, Digital divide

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

E4GDH newsletter is now available

Our first E4GDH Special Interest Group newsletter is now available. Read highlights from our first 10 months and plans for future activities - and sign up to receive these occasional updates by email.

11 Diciembre 2018 | Evidence for Global and Disaster Health

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 Diciembre 2018 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | 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 Diciembre 2018 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Literacy and Reading, Access to information, Mexico, Literacy, illiteracy, sustainable development goals, UN 2030 Agenda

New IFLA Standard: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 [revised version 2018]

The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 / revised version 2018

10 Diciembre 2018 | Officers Corner and Committee on Standards

Rights at the Library: IFLA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70 years ago today, United Nations Member States signed up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, they established a set of principles that underpin any sustainable and successful society. In statements released today, IFLA’s Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, and President Glòria Pérez-Salmeron, underlined the work of libraries in ensuring that all can benefit.

10 Diciembre 2018 | General IFLA news | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Freedom of expression, Human rights