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Stronger, More Stable, More Inclusive: Libraries Around the World Help Build Peaceful Societies

While libraries may have a reputation as a place to come for peace and quiet, they can also be drivers of peace in the wider communities they serve. Around the world, they provide a welcoming space where all members of the community can come together, and offer services that build more equal, more participatory, and so stronger and more peaceful societies. On World Peace Day 2017, IFLA looks to highlight examples of how libraries contribute.

21 September 2017 | Access to information, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Peace, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, UN SDG 16

Second invitation to submit funding proposals for the International Advocacy Programme (IAP)

As part of the IAP, IFLA launches a second call for proposals to request funding to implement regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities in 2017 and 2018. Deadline for submitting proposals is 1 October 2017.

31 August 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, IAP

Putting Libraries on the Agenda: New Development and Access to Information Report

There is no doubt that access to information is essential to achieving development across the board. And it is only when it is free, safe, and open for all, with communities who know how to find, apply and reuse information, that access can help everyone to improve their lives.

23 August 2017 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Development, DA2I, IFLA, Libraries and Development, IFLA WLIC 2018

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