IFLA’s Regional Council has a particular focus on advocacy, offering advice on issues with a regional dimension, such as engagement around the Sustainable Development Goals.

It oversees the work of the Regional Divisions, providing support and guidance to regional work and assistance with action planning and implementation. The Regional Council shapes IFLA’s wider regional programming, working with IFLA’s Headquarters and Regional Offices.

IFLA’s Regional Council brings together the Chairs of IFLA’s six Regional Divisions. Through its Chair, the Regional Council highlights priorities and emerging issues for the Governing Board. The Council works with the Professional Council and other IFLA committees on issues of shared concern.

Find out more about the composition of the Regional Council.