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Supporting Documentary Heritage Preservation in the Arab Region

Group photo of all delegates in the Qatar National Library UNESCO, in partnership with the Qatar National Library (QNL), host of one of IFLA's PAC Centres, organised a regional conference on “Supporting documentary heritage preservation in the Arab region” in Doha, Qatar on 1-2 December.

4 December 2019 | PAC | Preservation and Conservation, Advocacy, Capacity building, Conferences, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Policy, Preservation, Qatar

Towards the Decade of Delivery: Focus of 2020 High Level Political Forum Announced

The United Nations has agreed on the theme for the 2020 High Level Political Forum, focusing on accelerating actions to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals with only ten years to go until they should be achieved. IFLA and libraries are ready to engage.

4 December 2019 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, sustainable development goals, SDGs, HLPF

How Academic Libraries Enhance the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Research Support

Presenters: Ellen R. Tise, Senior Director of Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University, and Haseeb Irfanullah, Independent Consultant and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh Date and Time: December 5, 2019, 9:00 AM EDT (NY) US time REGISTER NOW

4 December 2019 | Academic and Research Libraries

IFLA Secretary General Urges Africa’s Governments to Engage Libraries in Development Efforts

At the Third Roundtable Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Libraries in Africa, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner underlined the scope for libraries to deliver on the goals set out in the Africa 2063 and UN 2030 Agendas, and called on governments to seize the opportunity.

3 December 2019 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, Africa, African Union, SDGs, sustainable development goals

IFLA at IGF 2019

Between 25 and 29 November 2019, IFLA participated in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. The key messages IFLA emphasised were the importance of policy support for public access in libraries, the role of libraries in enabling meaningful connectivity, and in generating meaningful internet content through digitisation efforts.

2 December 2019 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Germany, Internet governance, IGF, Public Access, Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries

Tbilisi to be World Book Capital 2021

UNESCO has announced that Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, will be World Book Capital 2021. IFLA is looking forward to working with the authorities and libraries there to show the power of our institutions in promoting books and reading.

29 November 2019 | Cultural Heritage | Literacy and Reading, Georgia, UNESCO World Book Capital, World Book Capital, World Book Capital City

The Right Structures to Deliver on our Strategy: Update on IFLA’s Governance Review

With IFLA’s Strategy for 2019-24 in place, now is the time to ensure that we have the right structures, as an organisation, to deliver on our vision and mission. IFLA’s Governance Review – the process for achieving this – is already well advanced.

29 November 2019 | General IFLA news | Global Vision, IFLA Strategy, Governance

Palaces for the People: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto

Today we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the current edition of the Public Library Manifesto. This document, agreed by IFLA and the Member States of UNESCO, places public libraries at the heart of efforts to promote education, democracy and participation in culture.

29 November 2019 | Information Society and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Public Libraries, public library manifesto

IFLA continues efforts in WIPO: a brief on NGO's Meeting with Director-General Francis Gurry

On November 26th, IFLA was once again at WIPO, at a meeting organised by the secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations.

27 November 2019 | CLM | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Switzerland