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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 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | 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

IFLA Green Library Award 2018 Winners Announced

IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2018.

19 July 2018 | Environment, Sustainability and Libraries | IFLA Green Library Award

Get Into Blue Shield Guide

The Blue Shield aims to be the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. It takes a cross-sectoral approach to its work, including libraries, museums, monuments and sites, and archives. It works for the protection of the world’s cultural heritage by coordinating preparations to meet and respond to emergency situations as well as providing post-crisis support.

18 July 2018 | Cultural Heritage | Cultural heritage, Blue Shield, Disaster risk reduction

Registration for this summer's IFLA Art Libraries Section Satellite Meeting is open until 15 August 2018!

The meeting will be held on 23 August 2018 at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

17 July 2018 | Art Libraries

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 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | 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 overcome barriers to access to culture

In the light of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the European Parliament has passed a resolution on analysis on access to culture in the European Union. This briefing offers a number of key quotes and arguments from which libraries and library associations can use in their advocacy around the importance of libraries in overcoming barriers to access to culture.

10 July 2018 | Cultural Heritage | Advocacy, Cultural heritage, Advocacy, Cultural heritage, European Parliament, culture, access

Every librarian an advocate! Africa calls for advocates at all levels at IFLA Global Vision regional workshop

IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop in Africa After five inspiring meetings around the world, the 2018 IFLA Global Vision regional workshops came to a climax in Durban, South Africa this weekend. Read all about it here!

9 July 2018 | General IFLA news | IFLA, IFLA Global Vision