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E4GDH newsletter is now available

Our first E4GDH Special Interest Group newsletter is now available. Read highlights from our first 10 months and plans for future activities - and sign up to receive these occasional updates by email.

11 December 2018 | Evidence for Global and Disaster Health

Partners for Literacy: IFLA Underlines Contribution of Libraries at Global Meeting

IFLA representatives played an active role in the Global Alliance for Literacy Policy Forum, a meeting of ministers and senior officials responsible for literacy organised by UNESCO on 13-14 November.

11 December 2018 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Literacy and Reading, Access to information, Mexico, Literacy, illiteracy, sustainable development goals, UN 2030 Agenda

New IFLA Standard: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 [revised version 2018]

The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 / revised version 2018

10 December 2018 | Officers Corner and Committee on Standards

Rights at the Library: IFLA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70 years ago today, United Nations Member States signed up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, they established a set of principles that underpin any sustainable and successful society. In statements released today, IFLA’s Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, and President Glòria Pérez-Salmeron, underlined the work of libraries in ensuring that all can benefit.

10 December 2018 | General IFLA news | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Freedom of expression, Human rights

Work continues at the World Intellectual Property Organization: a week of #Copyright4Libraries

IFLA is just back from another exciting week at the World Intellectual Property Organization, where United Nations Member States discussed how to move forwards on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and other topics

5 December 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Delivering the Promise: IFLA Secretary General Urges Support for Copyright Reforms that Benefit South African Libraries, Users

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner has written a letter to key South African ministers and parliamentarians, urging them to take the final steps necessary to approve a copyright reform that will be good for libraries and good for their users. People with print disabilities will benefit particularly from the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty that the reforms enable.

5 December 2018 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Education, South Africa

Webinar: Finding the evidence for global and disaster health

Our first E4GDH webinar - a practical session on finding the evidence for global and disaster health - took place on 19 November 2018. The recording is now available.

4 December 2018 | Evidence for Global and Disaster Health