A key part of IFLA’s advocacy work is our engagement with international organisations and processes. These provide an opportunity to underline the role of libraries and call for laws, recommendations and research which can be used in national advocacy.

Yet often, these processes are not limited to the international level. There are possibilities to get involved nationally, even locally, drawing on resources and opportunities to build networks and raise awareness.

IFLA’s Get Into… Guides provide an overview of various international processes, what libraries can gain from getting involved, and practical ideas on how you can do this.

Below is a list of our current guides:

Get into Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The Internet is increasingly central to the way we create, share, access and use information. For libraries to be able to achieve their mission of providing universal, equitable and meaningful access to information, it has to work for everyone.
The Intrenet Governance Forum offers a space to talk a...

Get into World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). 2020 Edition

IFLA works closely with the World Intellectual Property Organisaiton (WIPO) - the UN agency in charge of making rules and recommendations internationally on copyright - in order to promote a balanced copyright regime. But there's more to it than just going to meetings. 
WIPO produces valuable ...

Get into Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

During Global Media & Information Literacy (MIL) Week, UNESCO and the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) invite global stakeholders to come together to discuss and celebrate progress achieved towards MIL for all.

Global MIL Week 2020 will be 24-31 Octob...

Get into Blue Shield

The Blue Shield aims to be the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. It was founded in 1996 by the four key international organisations in their domains, the International Federation of Library and Information Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the International Council on Archives (ICA), the Int...

Get into SDG Action Week, 11 September 2020

The Global Week of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – or SDG Action Week –  takes place around the anniversary of the agreement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda in 2015.
Each year, this provides an opportunity to show the ongoing commitment of different actors and organi...

Get into the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

IFLA’s new guide takes a look at the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, why it matters to libraries, and how to put it to use for library advocacy.
This Convention is a commitment at the global level to culture, in recognition of its importance ...

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