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Reunión de la Presidenta de la IFLA 2019: Nuevas perspectivas, nuevas posibilidades y un llamado a la acción para las bibliotecas como motores de cambio

Con la aprobación de la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas para 2015, los gobiernos subrayaron la importancia del acceso a la información como motor del desarrollo. La Reunión de la Presidenta de la IFLA de 2019, celebrada en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el 23 de mayo, exploró cómo las bibliotecas, como garantes de este acceso, pueden ser motores de cambio, y fue un llamado a la acción para todos los participantes, en persona y en línea.

4 Juin 2019 | General IFLA news | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA President's Meeting 2019

Primeros pasos hacia Estrategias para Fortalecer las Bibliotecas en América Latina y el Caribe

Representantes de bibliotecas de 28 países de América Latina y el Caribe se reunieron el 24 de mayo en Buenos Aires para dar el primer paso en una nueva fase del trabajo de la IFLA para construir un sector bibliotecario más fuerte y más unido.

4 Juin 2019 | General IFLA news | Advocacy, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA Strategic Framework

First Steps Towards Strategies for Stronger Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean

Library representatives from 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean came together on 24 May in Buenos Aires for the first step in a new phase in IFLA’s work to build a stronger and more united library field.

4 Juin 2019 | General IFLA news | Advocacy, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA Strategic Framework

Placing Libraries at the Heart of Connectivity Strategies

IFLA has submitted comments on two sets of plans to boost internet access in Africa, underlining the importance of including libraries. By doing this, governments not only support affordable internet access, but open up possibilities to develop digital skills and give people a safe place to get online.

4 Juin 2019 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Digital inclusion, Internet access, Africa

Justice, Good Governance and Libraries: IFLA Participates in United Nations Expert Meeting on SDG16

UN Member States, agencies and civil society representatives met in Rome on 27-29 May to discuss progress towards building peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG16). IFLA participated, highlighting the fundamental role of libraries and access to information in achieving success for all.

3 Juin 2019 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, Italy, Access to Legal Information

Ethics checklist for discussion in Athens

The draft ethics checklists, which will be discussed at the IFLAPARL pre-conference in Athens, are available on the Ethics Project web page.

3 Juin 2019 | Library and Research Services for Parliaments | Library and Research Services for Parliaments, ethics, projects

IFLA President’s Meeting 2019: New Perspectives, New Possibilities and a Call to Action for Libraries as Motors of Change

With the agreement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda in 2015, the world’s governments underlined the importance of access to information as a driver of development. The 2019 IFLA President’s Meeting, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 23 May, explored how libraries, as guarantors of this access, can be motors of change, and saw a call to action to all participating, in person and online.

31 Mai 2019 | General IFLA news | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA President's Meeting 2019

Satellite Meeting: Samos 2019

Samos The Management and Marketing Section of IFLA, in collaboration with Samos Public Library, are organizing a satellite meeting in Pythagoreion, Samos, Greece willbe held 22 - 23 August 2019.

28 Mai 2019 | Management and Marketing

Access to Information Online: Towards an Adequate Transposition of Art. 17 in Europe

The European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was recently published in the official journal, marking its entry into force and the start of the implementation process. Civil society organizations defending freedom of expression and freedom of access to information online, among which IFLA, have come together to request an inclusive stakeholder dialogue throughout implementation.

27 Mai 2019 | CLM and FAIFE | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Copyright, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Internet governance, Europe