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72 countries are now part of IFLA's International Advocacy Programme (IAP)

Two more IFLA IAP Regional Workshops were held in February and March 2017, bringing together participants from a further 20 countries to join the International Advocacy Programme (IAP). This capacity building initiative was launched by IFLA in the last quarter of 2016 and has now seen six regional workshops organised, with almost 150 participants in total.

24 March 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, UN 2030 Agenda; UN SDGs; IAP

Peace and Sustainable Development in Colombia: Reflections and Actions from the Library Sector

Libraries in general, and public libraries in particular, play an active role in times of armed conflict. Many spaces that at one time were affected by the violence, or threatened by urban guerrilla units, or common criminals, have been transformed by the creation of library-linked reading programs, generating new dynamics of access to culture in communities, especially written culture.

9 March 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Colombia, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, Peace, UN SDG 16

IFLA invites you to submit examples of how libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

IFLA launches a call for examples, to support the advocacy work done by the library community at national, regional and global levels. Data and examples are key to show policy makers how libraries are already supporting development through their programmes, products and services. Therefore, this survey aims to gather examples that will be used for the advocacy work done by IFLA, its members and the broader library community related to the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

6 March 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, IAP

Libraries included in the recently published Finnish National Development Plan

On 2 February 2017, Finland published its National Development Plan for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve the UN Agenda 2030. The plan includes libraries. Libraries are acknowledged in the context of the action plan to prevent hate speech and racism and to promote social inclusion: “The role of public libraries as promoters of active citizenship, cultural diversity and democracy shall be strengthened”.

22 February 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Finland, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, IAP, Lib4Dev

International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update - February 2017

The International Advocacy Programme (IAP) launched by IFLA in 2016 is already showing extraordinary results. The IAP UPDATE FEBRUARY 2017 features activities reported by IAP participants since October/November 2016 until the end of January 2017 in four regions (Asia Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe).

6 February 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, IAP

Las sociedades abiertas son sociedades saludables

Las bibliotecas constituyen la esencia de las sociedades saludables. Al reunir a las personas -estudiantes, investigadores, creadores, ciudadanos- las bibliotecas respaldan el aprendizaje, el intercambio y la creación de nuevas ideas.

1 February 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, refugees, migration, free movement of people

Open Societies are Healthy Societies

Libraries are at the heart of healthy societies. By bringing people together – students, researchers, creators, citizens – they support learning, sharing, and the creation of new ideas.

1 February 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, refugees, migration, free movement of people

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

As part of the IAP, IFLA launches a 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 3 March 2017.

30 January 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, IAP

Invitación para presentar propuestas de financiación para el Programa Internacional de Promoción y Defensa de la Profesión -Advocacy- (IAP)

Como parte del Programa Internacional de Promoción y Defensa de la Profesión (IAP, por sus siglas en inglés), la IFLA lanza una convocatoria para la presentación de propuestas de financiación para implementar actividades regionales o nacionales de sensibilización y desarrollo de capacidades en 2017 y 2018. La fecha límite para el envío de propuestas es 3 de marzo de 2017.

30 January 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, IAP

La IFLA firma acuerdos con 50 países para trabajar de manera conjunta en la inclusión de las Bibliotecas en los Planes Nacionales de Desarrollo

En este momento, el Programa Internacional de Promoción y Defensa de la Profesión -Advocacy- (IAP, por sus siglas en inglés) de la IFLA está en pleno desarrollo. “50 países se han unido a la IFLA en este camino, y ya se están observando los avances en la promoción y apoyo al rol que las bibliotecas pueden desempeñar en la planificación e implementación de la Agenda 2030 de la ONU y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible”, sostiene Donna Scheeder, Presidenta de la IFLA.

22 December 2016 | Access to information, Development, IFLA, Libraries and Development, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, IAP

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