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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 05 May 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.

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  • 20 April 2023

IFLA Satellite Conference 2023 – Art Libraries Section: ‘Big Ideas and Challenging Questions’

The Rijksmuseum Research Library and the IFLA Art Libraries Section (ARTLIB) will organize a satellite conference from 17 - 19 August at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam around the theme Big Ideas, Challenging Questions.

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  • 31 March 2023

The Challenge of the Climate Crisis – Transcript of the Keynote Speech from Irish former President Mary Robinson

During the Opening Ceremony of the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2022, Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders and Adjunct Professor of Climate Justice, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, delivered a stirring keynote address on the Challenge of the Climate Crisis.

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  • 19 August 2022