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IFLA Statement on UNESCO: Education, Science and Culture: Shared Objectives Need Shared Efforts

On 16 October 2017, following the announcement by the governments of the United States and Israel of their intention to leave UNESCO, IFLA released a statement calling for rapid progress towards a positive solution.

16 October 2017 | Preservation, culture, UNESCO

International Solutions for Safeguarding Documentary Heritage in Latin America

The importance of preserving cultural heritage is global. All cultures and groups create works that tell the story of their past and present in ways which can both inspire and inform future generations. By acting globally – bringing together experts from different countries and with different specialisations – IFLA can help national actors achieve their goals more effectively. A conference co-organised by IFLA's Rare Books and Special Collections Section contributed to make this happen.

10 October 2017 | Rare Books and Special Collections, Argentina, rare books, Bibliography, Preservation

Ayudemos a Reconstruir las Bibliotecas, Ayudemos a la Recuperación de las Comunidades

A statement by Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General, on the recent disasters in the Caribbean region.

27 September 2017 | Latin America and the Caribbean, Disaster reconstruction, Disaster relief

Help Libraries Rebuild, Help Communities Recover

A statement by Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General, on the recent disasters in the Caribbean region.

27 September 2017 | Latin America and the Caribbean, Disaster reconstruction, Disaster relief

Libraries Central to Global Efforts to Save Heritage from Destruction: IFLA Secretary General Speaks at Blue Shield General Assembly

The preservation of cultural heritage is a core public interest mission of libraries. Speaking at the General Assembly of the Blue Shield, Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary-General, underlined their contribution to saving the past for the sake of the future, and welcomed collaboration with governments and other cultural heritage actors in order to deliver this key objective.

21 September 2017

Applications Open for World Book Capital 2020: IFLA Encourages Bids that Highlight Libraries

The World Book Capital initiative gives cities the opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. Bids are now open for 2020. IFLA welcomes candidates which recognise and promote the role of libraries in delivering more sustainable, literate and participatory societies.

19 September 2017 | Literacy, Cultural heritage, UNESCO World Book Capital, UNESCO, LAMMS

Preserving, Protecting, Promoting: IFLA launches new guide to its Cultural Heritage work

Libraries play a central role in recording and preserving the life of our communities. From conserving ancient manuscripts to web harvesting, they help guarantee that researchers and citizens tomorrow will be able to understand life today.

23 August 2017 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), IFLA WLIC 2017, Cultural heritage, Preservation

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