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UN High-Level Political Forum 2024

The biggest event on in the annual SDG calendar, the High-Level Political Forum is an opportunity for taking stock of progress towards the goals of the United Nation's (UN) 2030 Agenda, sharing innovations, and identifying priorities. IFLA will have a delegation made up of librarians from every world region, sharing stories of how libraries deliver development, and engaging with governments. 

  • Events
  • 10 July 2024

Out Now: June 2024 issue of IFLA Journal

The June 2024 issue of the IFLA Journal delves into the multifaceted roles of libraries in navigating contemporary global challenges. This issue underscores the diversity of library practices worldwide, highlighting their pivotal role as catalysts for knowledge, technology, and social resilience in the face of global challenges.

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  • 21 June 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.

  • News
  • 16 April 2024

Recognising the potential: IFLA at the SDG Action Weekend

Libraries have a great story to tell of making a difference to development across the policy agenda. As our engagement at the SDG Action Weekend showed, this story is becoming better known at the United Nations among those working on sustainable development. Next step: new partnerships and impact.

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  • 19 September 2023

Time to realise libraries’ potential to support development: IFLA and the UN SDG Summit

While the evidence is clear that libraries' contribution to sustainable development is as broad as it is deep, it is also too often unrealised. IFLA will be participating at the Sustainable Development Goals Action Weekend in order to change perceptions and attitudes, and secure a stronger place for our profession. 

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  • 15 September 2023

SDG Action Weekend and Summit

Formally marking the half-way point in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit and Action Weekend will bring together key governmental and non-governmental actors in advancing a stronger, fairer, more sustainable world. IFLA will be there, underlining libraries' essential role in any comprehensive development plans.

  • Events
  • 09 September 2023