IFLA’s Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee (IFLA AO RDC) hosts a webinar as a side event at the Asia-Pac Forum on Sustainable Development that is organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – UN ESCAP

Recording available HERE.

IFLA’s Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee (IFLA AO RDC) is organizing a webinar related to government libraries and the Voluntary National Reviews. The webinar’s title is: The strategic role of government libraries in providing evidence to support the preparation of Voluntary National Reviews’. The purpose of the webinar is to explain the preparation processes of Voluntary National Reviews and introduce the role and relation of government libraries to these. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 12:30 Bangkok time.


Winston Roberts, Chair of IFLA’s AO RDC. Winston will briefly introduce the topic and IFLA’s involvement with it in the Asia Pacific region.


  1. Tanveer Naqvi, speaking on behalf of Tulia Vakalutukali, Library Services of Fiji and Member of IFLA’s AO RDC (presentation)
  2. Lin Li Soh, National Library Board Singapore & Library Association of Singapore, IFLA Regional Office for Asia-Oceania (presentation)
  3. Fathimath Shiham, Director General, National Library of the Maldives (presentation)
  4. Betty Williams, Library of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (presentation)


Read more about IFLA’s Asia Oceania Regional Division, their news, events and plans: ifla.org/units/asia-oceania-regional-division/.