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No Truly Sustainable Development Without Access to Information, and No Meaningful, Inclusive Access Without Libraries

The DA2I side event “2030 Vision: How Libraries Support the UN’s Work on Sustainable Development” was a unique opportunity to highlight and illustrate the major role of libraries in delivering effective and meaningful access to information driving progress for development at the national and global levels.

15 July 2017 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, DA2I, IAP

Full programme for WLIC 2017 now available online

Featuring three LBES events including our joint open session Branding, Bridging, Building: Telling and Selling the Space Story at 13.45 on August 25

13 July 2017 | Library Buildings and Equipment

Mind the (Information) Gap: IFLA Makes the Case for Action by Governments

Just days before the official launch of the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report, participants at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) had a first glimpse at its findings on Tuesday 11 July.

13 July 2017 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I

IFLA Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation Workshop

IFLA hosted a two day workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation.

12 July 2017 | Asia and Oceania | Cultural heritage, Metadata, Preservation, Sri Lanka, Palmleaf preservation, workshop, PAC Centre

Making Development Smart and Inclusive: Launch of the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report 2017

Development and Access to Information (DA2I) IFLA, in partnership with TASCHA will launch the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) 2017 Report on 17 July 2017 during the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

7 July 2017 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP

Cierre de la reunión del Consejo Intergubernamental de Iberbibliotecas

Los integrantes de la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA, asistieron a la reunión de cierre del XVIII Consejo Intergubernamental de Iberbibliotecas (CERLAC-UNESCO).

5 July 2017 | Latin America and the Caribbean