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Showing libraries' contribution to development: How public libraries contribute to the STEM agenda

As an easy to read, highly illustrated document, this report has already proved to be a valuable advocacy tool, helping library managers explain to local, state and territory governments what can be achieved by investing in makerspaces and technology programs.

22 June 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEM), UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs

International Advocacy Programme (IAP): Ten projects now under way

Earlier this year, IFLA launched a worldwide call for proposals to request funding for the implementation of regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities for 2017-2018, as part of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP). IFLA is pleased to announce that ten projects were selected, and are now under way.

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

IFLA marks World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions wishes to highlight the richness and vibrancy of an inclusive and open society by reminding how libraries play an integral role in democratization and integration. IFLA believes that open societies are healthy societies and that libraries guarantee basic human rights by enabling access to information and knowledge for all.

20 June 2017 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Immigrants, Multicultural populations, Social inclusion, refugee

International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update – May 2017

International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update – May 2017 The International Advocacy Programme (IAP) continues as a worldwide campaign to get libraries into National Development Plans! The IAP Update – May 2017 features activities and plans reported by IAP participants between February 2017 and the end of May 2017.

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

IFLA President Donna Scheeder promotes UN SDGs during Bulgaria’s 12th National Library Week

IFLA President Donna Scheeder delivered a keynote speech on Libraries in Support of Sustainable Development at the May 9th, 2017 opening of the 12th National Library Week, organized by the Bulgarian Library and Information Association (BLIA).

23 May 2017 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Bulgaria, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, IAP, International Advocacy Programme

Culture and the SDGs - Culture Summit 2017

Governing Board Member Ngian Lek Choh represented IFLA at the 2nd UCLG Culture Summit in Jeju, Korea from 10-12 May.

12 May 2017 | Cultural heritage, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Korea, Republic of, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, UNESCO

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

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