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UN High-Level Political Forum 2024

The biggest event on in the annual SDG calendar, the High-Level Political Forum is an opportunity for taking stock of progress towards the goals of the United Nation's (UN) 2030 Agenda, sharing innovations, and identifying priorities. IFLA will have a delegation made up of librarians from every world region, sharing stories of how libraries deliver development, and engaging with governments. 

  • Events
  • 10 July 2024

What does Open Science mean to you? Meet our new Open Science and Scholarship Advisory Committee

IFLA’s newest advisory committee, Open Science & Scholarship, was endorsed by the Governing Board in 2023. The committee is using its first term to August 2025 to further define IFLA’s contributions to these issues, raise awareness among the Federation, collaborate with other IFLA units and partners to to shape opinion and debate around open access and library values, including intellectual freedom and human rights. Other issues that intersect with open science and scholarship include copyright reform and rights retention, equity and diversity (in all forms), trust and misinformation.

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  • 11 March 2024

Building momentum towards a culture goal – IFLA at the UCLG Culture Summit 2023

Local governments are not just a key stakeholder for many libraries, but also a key ally in making the case for a stronger recognition of the role of culture, cultural institutions and cultural actors in advancing sustainable development. We were therefore very happy to join United Cities and Local Governments' Culture Summit, focused on building recognition of this role, and to sign a memorandum of understanding allowing us to take this work further. 

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  • 08 December 2023

UCLG Culture Summit

IFLA Secretary General Sharon Memis will talk alongside world mayors and leaders from sister organisations at the United Cities and Local Government Culture (UCLG) Summit.

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  • 21 November 2023

Meet Team Libraries at the UN High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs 2023 (Part 2)

To help you get to know the experience and perspectives of the librarians attending this year's High-Level Political Forum, we're sharing their answers to a short set of questions. In this article - the second of three - we find out what their message is to the wider development community around how libraries can contribute to achieving the SDGs.

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  • 18 July 2023

UN High-Level Political Forum 2023

The biggest event on in the annual SDG calendar, the High-Level Political Forum is an opportunity for taking stock of progress towards the goals of the United Nation's (UN) 2030 Agenda, sharing innovations, and identifying priorities. IFLA will for the first time have a delegation made up of librarians from every world region, sharing stories of how libraries deliver development, and engaging with governments. 

  • Events
  • 06 July 2023

From open science to sustainable development: libraries as essential infrastructures

As part of the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, IFLA was proud to host a side-event focused on how libraries help make open science work in ways that maximise its contribution to development. At the heart of this is the need to apply principles of sustainable development - leaving no-one behind, taking a holistic appraoch - to open science itself.

  • News
  • 05 May 2023