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Transformation through Information: IFLA Engages at UN High Level Political Forum

Over the ten days of this year’s High Level Political Forum, IFLA engaged intensively with governments, UN officials, experts and partners from civil society. By ensuring that decision-makers understand the contribution libraries and access to information make to development, IFLA supports its members in their work to guarantee recognition and support for libraries.

19 July 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations, HLPF

Libraries Leading the Transformation to Sustainable, Resilient Societies: IFLA returns to the United Nations High Level Political Forum

The UN High Level Political Forum takes place on 9-18 July 2018 in New York, discussing global challenges and defining a path to sustainable development. IFLA is there, raising awareness among ministers, officials, experts and civil society of how libraries are leading in this effort as essential partners for development.

11 July 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations, HLPF

Libraries at the Heart of Lifelong Learning

At a time of rapid change in our economies and societies, there has never been a greater need to keep learning throughout life. The 5th conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform provided an opportunity to share stories from the rich experience of libraries in this field, and build relations. Anette Mjöberg, Secretary of the Public Libraries Section attended for IFLA.

9 July 2018 | Public Libraries, Disadvantaged people, Austria, skills, Lifelong learning

Africa Can Lead: IFLA Addresses African Ministers

The 2nd meeting of African ministers responsible for libraries took place on 5-6 July in Durban, South Africa. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner were proud to be there in support of efforts to strengthen the African library field.

8 July 2018 | Africa, Access to information, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Africa, sustainable development goals

An Open Invitation: UN, Government Officials Welcome Library Engagement in the 2030 Agenda

The IFLA International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Global Convening took place in New York on 28-29 June 2018. Nearly 40 participants, invited by IFLA, met at the Brooklyn Public Library, the United Nations Headquarters, and The New York Public Library to review two years’ work and take library advocacy around the Sustainable Development Goals to the next level.

3 July 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations

Advocating for Libraries as Partners for Development: IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme Comes to the UN

On 28-29 June, IFLA will hold the International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Global Convening in New York, USA. Nearly 40 participants from all regions have been invited by IFLA to celebrate success, look to the future, and tell the story of libraries and the SDGs to officials from the UN and governments.

26 June 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations

Desarrollo Sostenible e Inclusivo a través de las Bibliotecas en América Latina y el Caribe - Convocatoria de comentarios sobre borrador de Declaración

La IFLA invita a la comunidad bibliotecaria de la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) a compartir sus comentarios sobre un borrador de declaración sobre bibliotecas, acceso a la información y desarrollo. Este borrador, resultado de la estrecha colaboración entre la IFLA y la Biblioteca Hernán Santa Cruz de la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para ALC, tiene como objetivo enviar un mensaje fuerte y unificado a los ministros en 2019.

22 June 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP

Sustainable and Inclusive Development through Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean – Call for Views on Draft Declaration

IFLA is encouraging the library community across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region to share their views on a draft declaration on libraries, access to information and development. This, the result of close collaboration between IFLA and the Hernán Santa Cruz Library of the UN Economic Commission for LAC, aims to send a strong, unified message to ministers in 2019.

22 June 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP

Transforming the World Together: IFLA President and Secretary General Meet with China’s Librarians

The Library Society of China’s 2018 Conference, held on 31 May – 1 June in Langfang, China, provided a rich opportunity to engage librarians from across the country in building IFLA’s Global Vision. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner attended, speaking and meeting with the thousands of participants.

8 June 2018 | Access to knowledge, Development, China, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA WLIC

Inclusive Smart Cities: Not Without Libraries!

The growing role of technology in our daily lives can only be a force for inclusion if we have the tools necessary for everyone to benefit. In an event at the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (UN STI Forum), IFLA President 2015-2017 Donna Scheeder underlined the role of libraries in ensuring no-one in our cities and communities is left behind.

6 June 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, United States, Digital divide, inclusion

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