Latin America and the Caribbean

Libraries in the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

This week, IFLA representatives will be taking part in the 4th United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This event, reflecting the unique circumstances and needs of SIDS, will finalise the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for SIDS (ABAS), providing a framework for action by the UN and international community to support these countries.

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  • 25 May 2024

Promoting policy effectiveness and innovation through knowledge management: IFLA at the LAC SDG Forum

IFLA representatives were active at the 7th meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, engaging delegates, strengthening networks, and speaking up about the importance of knowledge and information for development. 

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  • 10 May 2024

4th UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face particular development challenges linked to their geography and vulnerability to shocks. As such, the UN has sought for many years to establish targeted programming for them, with framework documents established periodically. The 4th SIDS conference will set the scene for this work in the coming years.

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  • 09 May 2024

Launch of ‘Everywhere All the Time’ – a digital literacy intervention that fosters critical conversations about technology and AI

With a growing generation of people relying on the internet for learning, entertainment and socializing, it's crucial to cultivate their capacity to ask critical questions about how technology impacts their lives, their communities and the planet. But how can educators guide teens to understand and navigate the digital world confidently? “Everywhere, All the Time” is a creative and playful digital literacy intervention, aiming to do just that.

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  • 16 April 2024

7th Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

Bringing together governments, UN agencies, experts and civil society representatives, the 7th Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will focus both on preparing for the 2024 High-Level Political Forum, and exchanging on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the region.

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  • 15 April 2024

Post-Pandemic Perceptions

While we have been fortunate to be able to put the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic behind us, not all is the same as before. IFLA's Regional Council, which brings together representatives of each world region, has produced a new report which looks in particular at how the way governments, communities and libraries themselves saw libraries before the Pandemic and now.

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  • 10 April 2024

Management & Marketing meet in Lima – Peru: Open Day Sessions

The Open day Session is an in-presence event hosted by BRITANICO Library, the library of the Asociación Cultural Peruano Británica - BRITANICO, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in Peru, and will be streaming in a Webinar Zoom format to reach a wider audience all over the world. This open day aim to close libraries and colleagues from the Latin American Region, and to interchange experiences between M&M members and Peruvian librarians regarding to management and marketing practices seeking opportunities for developing and sustainable collaboration.

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  • 20 February 2024

The Argentine Library of Congress welcomes foreign interns within the context of the agreement with FLACSO Ecuador

A key role of IFLA as the international organisation for libraries is to facilitate exchange between colleagues around the world. As part of its 2021-2023 action plan, the Regional Division Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean committed to facilitate 'pasantías' or job-shadowing schemes to allow people to spend time seeing how libraries in different countries in the region work. The results are now in! 

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  • 10 December 2023