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Learning from engagement: insights and lessons from the 2022 High Level Political Forum on the SDGs

Last month, a team of librarians from around the world engaged with governments at the UN in New York, building understanding of the role of libraries in development, and creating new links with decision-makers - including a national president! This article shares lessons and reflections from the team who attended.

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  • 27 August 2022

IFLA’s Regional Division Committees participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress in 2022

IFLA's Regional Division Committees will participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) 2022 scheduled for Dublin, Ireland. They have prepared exciting Open sessions and are more than ready to share views and ideas on strengthening library advocacy at the regional evidence. Join their Open sessions to get to know what is happening in the world of libraries across all the regions of the world.

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  • 22 July 2022

Meet Team IFLA at HLPF 2022 (Part 3): What are you hoping to achieve through your engagement at HLPF?

We're already well into the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York, with our team of librarians from four different continents hard at work ensuring that governments understand the potential of libraries to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. But what goals did they have in coming to the Forum?

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  • 14 July 2022

At the heart of sustainable development: IFLA releases analysis of 2022 Voluntary National Reviews

IFLA has prepared analysis of the set of Voluntary National Reviews of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals being presented at this year's UN High-Level Political Forum. It has been another year of above-average numbers of references to libraries, linked to a wider range of SDGs than ever before. 

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  • 12 July 2022

Meet Team IFLA at HLPF 2022 (Part 2): How have you engaged around the SDGs so far?

Libraries are well represented at this year's UN High-Level Political Forum! With librarians from four different contents, including six countries which are currently undertaking Voluntary National Reviews, we're in a great position to share experience from the ground, as well as the values that shape our field as a whole. 

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  • 12 July 2022