Brazil

Rio named as World Book Capital 2025

IFLA is happy to congratulate Rio de Janeiro on being awarded the title of World Book Capital City 2025, following a decision of the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay. We look forward to working with Brazilian colleagues in order to ensure this highlights and strengthens libraries.

  • News
  • 09 October 2023

Empowering individuals to drive national, regional and global development: Libraries at the LAC SDG Forum

Libraries had a strong presence at the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, through engagement in sessions, direct contact with delegates, and a side-event focused on how libraries empower people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

  • News
  • 12 May 2023

6th Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

IFLA will be well represented at the Forum of the Countries of Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development on 25-28 April. This meeting brings together UN officials, national governments, experts and civil society in order to share experiences and define priorities for ensuring an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Events
  • 20 April 2023

Accelerating recovery and development through open science: building an agenda for a global information infrastructure

Join us for a side-event to the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum on 3 May at 8:30am New York time (see what time this is for you), focusing on how libraries are helping ensure that Open Science is delivering on its potential to deliver sustainable development.

  • Events
  • 20 April 2023

Partnerships to Counter Theft and Trafficking: IFLA Joins ICOM at launch of new Red List

When any type of cultural property disappears, it is a great loss to humanity. However, around the world, cultural objects are at risk of illicit theft and trafficking. This is a complex issue, and working to counter these threats is not a task that one can take on alone. There is a need for collaboration between cultural institutions, like libraries and museums, and with law enforcement, customs organisations, and other stakeholders. IFLA is dedicated to helping protect the world’s cultural heritage, and we work with many partners to build capacity to counter the threat of trafficking.

  • News
  • 27 February 2023