As part of the IFLA Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee's Action plan on UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee's South Asia Working Group organised a Webinar on the South Asian Libraries and UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
On the occasion of the Regional Workshop that IFLA organised in Bangkok, IFLA's Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee had the opportunity to hold their first in person business meeting as a Committee in their own region. It was held in Bangkok, 16-17 November 2022. Read more here.
Under the theme 'Libraries united - rising to the challenge', the 18th meeting of the Conference of Southeast Asian Librarians takes place on 29-30 November. It is organised virtually by Cambodia.
In recent years, IFLA has focused strongly on how to develop library fields – the people, institutions, infrastructures and services that make it possible for communities to benefit from all that libraries can provide.
Access to information is often taken for granted, but represents a key condition for achieving innovation and positive change. At a seminar at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, around 50 libraries explored opportunities for stronger engagement in development initiatives.
As part of the IFLA RDC-Asia Oceania Action plan on UN Sustainable Development Goals, IFLA Regional Division Committee South Asia Working Group is planning to organisea Webinar on The South Asian Libraries and UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
The World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE) brings together ministers, officials and stakeholders engaged in setting policy around the education and care of children from 0 to 8. IFLA is represented at the conference by chair of the Children and Young Adults Section, Marianne Martens.
The ability to access and apply information can be all too easily taken for granted. Yet it is arguably an essential development accelerator, enabling better decision-making from the individual to the government level.
IFLA is looking forward to bringing together colleagues from across the Asia-Oceania region for a workshop focused on building the connections, skills and understanding needed to promote a sustainable library field.
If you missed IFLA’s Asia and Oceania & Middle East and North Africa webinars in September, you can now watch them again, and learn all about their open sessions at IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin.