IFLA will be well represented at the Forum of the Countries of Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development on 25-28 April. This meeting brings together UN officials, national governments, experts and civil society in order to share experiences and define priorities for ensuring an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This meeting is the last of five regional fora, each of which both allows for the consideration of specific regional experiences in working towards the United Nations 2030 Agenda, and helps to prepare the High-Level Political Forum, which takes place in July in New York.

Through their engagement, IFLA’s representatives – Alejandro Santa (Argentina), Adriana Cybele Ferrari (Brazil) and Odean Cole-Phoenix (Jamaica) – will engage with other stakeholders in order to build understanding of how libraries make a difference, and urge stronger inclusion of our institutions and profession in development plans.

In particular, they will take part in a side-event on 28 April, hosted by the Hernan Santa Cruz Library, within the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Find out more about this here!