Latin America and the Caribbean

IFLA President’s Meeting 2019: New Perspectives, New Possibilities and a Call to Action for Libraries as Motors of Change

With the agreement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda in 2015, the world’s governments underlined the importance of access to information as a driver of development. The 2019 IFLA President’s Meeting, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 23 May, explored how libraries, as guarantors of this access, can be motors of change, and saw a call to action to all participating, in person and online.

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  • 31 May 2019
  • By: anonymous

Ministers of Culture and Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean Commit to Libraries as Motors of Change

On 22 May, Ministers of culture and their representatives from 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean affirmed their commitment to the UN 2030 Agenda, and to the power of libraries and access to information to achieve it, by signing the Buenos Aires Declaration.

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  • 22 May 2019
  • By: anonymous

Sustainable and Inclusive Development through Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean – Call for Views on Draft Declaration

IFLA is encouraging the library community across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region to share their views on a draft declaration on libraries, access to information and development. This, the result of close collaboration between IFLA and the Hernán Santa Cruz Library of the UN Economic Commission for LAC, aims to send a strong, unified message to ministers in 2019.

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  • 22 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

Sustainable Development Needs Smart Citizens: IFLA to Take Active Role at UN SDG Forum in Santiago

Libraries promote an inclusive model of development by giving all individuals the information they need to learn, find work, and live healthy lives. This requires the right policies not just globally, but also at the regional, national and local levels. This is the message IFLA will be bringing to the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 2018, held in Santiago de Chile, Chile, on 17-20 April 2018.

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  • 11 April 2018
  • By: anonymous