Gaps were at the heart of the discucssion at the 2023 Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand. These exist both in between the situation today and the goals the United Nations have set for 2030, but also in the data and evidence we have to support progress. IFLA's representative at the event - Fathimath Nashfa of the Maldives - was about to highlight how libraries can contribute to both.
In recent years, IFLA has focused strongly on how to develop library fields – the people, institutions, infrastructures and services that make it possible for communities to benefit from all that libraries can provide.
The ability to access and apply information can be all too easily taken for granted. Yet it is arguably an essential development accelerator, enabling better decision-making from the individual to the government level.
IFLA is looking forward to bringing together colleagues from across the Asia-Oceania region for a workshop focused on building the connections, skills and understanding needed to promote a sustainable library field.
In this webinar you will learn more about infodemic as a concept and how we went from fake news to infodemic in the last five years; about training initiatives at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT in Jakarta, Indonesia. You will also hear the clarion call on the role of the librarian in advocacy and the skills needed to fight infodemic and infobesity.
IFLA and EIFL have addressed a letter of congratulation to the Prime Minister of Thailand, following the passage of legislation that will bring the country into line with the Marrakesh Treaty.
- 19 December 2018
- By: anonymous
For information to play a full role in helping people to learn, find work and live healthily, simply laying cables may not be enough. The way in which access to knowledge is provided strongly affects the impact it has in communities, especially those facing the toughest development challenges. At the Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum, IFLA set out how libraries can help.
- 29 July 2017
- By: anonymous