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. See also our materials around engaging in Voluntary National (or Local) Reviews of Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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 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 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 ...

Get into Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is an annual event that brings together diverse stakeholders from around the globe to empower young internet users, raise awareness and support skills-building to ensure their safety online. This is a unique opportunity to highlight and build on the crucial work libraries are doin...

GET INTO... Global MIL Week Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2021

The goal of UNESCO's Global Media & Information Literacy (MIL) Week is to raise awareness of the need for an international effort towards helping citizens become informed consumers and creators of information and media. Use this guide to find out more about Global MIL Week and explore how libraries ...

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