On behalf of IFLA, I want to send strength and courage to our colleagues in Türkiye and Syria, in the wake of the terrible destruction and the sufferings of the people created by the recent earthquakes. I feel for the people in these countries who have lost not only their homes and belongings but also many people who were close to them.
At the heart of the work of IFLA and the library field as a whole around the SDGs is the fact that libraries are partners for development, across the policy agenda. As a result, it makes sense that libraries should also be involved in wider initiatives that look to deliver on development goals, at the national and international levels. We interviewed Merve Yavuzdemir from Turkey, who is running library projects with the United Nations Development Programme, to find out more, and to underline the possibilities for libraries everywhere to be proactive in taking a place at the table!
IFLA President Barbara Lison will give a presentation at the Goethe-Institut in Istanbul, Turkey.
IFLA President Barbara Lison will deliver a welcome speech for the 58th Turkish Library Week.
Around the world, there are already very positive examples of local and regional governments integrating libraries and culture into their wider development policies. To spread this good practice, we need both to build awareness, and shape global frameworks.
The fourth Culture Summit, organised by United Cities and Local Governments, will take place on 9-11 September in Izmir, Turkey, under the theme ‘Culture shaping the future’.
IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will participate in sessions focused on the place of culture in Voluntary Local Reviews and the Culture2030Goal campaign.
New profiles added for Canada, Greece, and Turkey
- 05 August 2019
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