The IFLA Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee has been following with concern the situation faced by libraries and librarians in Gaza, and supporting efforts to gather and share information relevant to both safeguarding cultural rights, and supporting the upholding of international law.
Earlier this month, IFLA’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee met over two days in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The meeting created a momentum that will carry forwards the Committee’s work to build action to support libraries across the region over the next two years.
IFLA's global reach and geographical diversity will be on show at this year's World Library and Information Congress, in particular through the sessions organised by our Regional Council and Regional Division Committees. Each Committee has worked hard to prepare exciting open sessions, complemented by open business meetings, and our new Hubs Results Session, sharing views from our WLIC 2023 Regional Hubs.
Webinar Recording: Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee: Launching of the Iraqi Portal of Knowledge17 July 2023
IFLA’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee organized a webinar related to knowledge portals in the region. The purpose of the webinar was to launch the Iraqi Portal of Knowledge.
Call for candidates for co-opted members of the Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee22 June 2023
Candidacies are welcomed for up to 10 positions as co-opted members of IFLA’s incoming Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee.
IFLA's Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee at the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 202312 April 2023
The Middle East and North Africa leg of the United Nations' round of regional sustainable development fora, in preparation for the High Level Political Forum in July, took place last month in Beirut, Lebanon. We are grateful to Dr Imad Bachir, IFLA's representative, for this report.
Webinar recording: Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee & UNESCWA: Libraries in the Plans of the Sustainable Development Goals16 December 2022
The recording is available of the SDGs-related seminar organised by IFLA's Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee organized.
The Chairs of IFLA's North America and Middle East-North Africa Regional Divisions at the 9th ALA Sharjah conference. What a great opportunity for two regional leaders to meet on the ground!
IFLA Middle East and North Africa Regional Division completed the first training programme on advocacy15 December 2022
Read the results of the training programme on library advocacy that was held by IFLA's Regional Division Committee for Middle East and North Africa, in cooperation with the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information.
If you missed IFLA’s Asia and Oceania & Middle East and North Africa webinars in September, you can now watch them again, and learn all about their open sessions at IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin.
IFLA's Regional Division Committees participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress in 202222 July 2022
IFLA's Regional Division Committees will participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) 2022 scheduled for Dublin, Ireland. They have prepared exciting Open sessions and are more than ready to share views and ideas on strengthening library advocacy at the regional evidence. Join their Open sessions to get to know what is happening in the world of libraries across all the regions of the world.