IFLA President's Meeting 2019

IFLA’s President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, will host her second President’s Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 23 May 2019. Find out more on the dedicated website.

Take advantage of early bird registration rate until 30 April 2019.

Motors of Change: Libraries and Sustainable Development


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not just a major responsibility for governments, but are also a real opportunity for libraries.

They provide a framework for making development happen, with access to information at their core. As such, they offer libraries a key tool for thinking about library services, and the language to explain this to politicians.

Under the theme Motors of Change: Libraries and Sustainable Development, the 2019 IFLA President’s Meeting will be an opportunity to reflect on the connections between the work of libraries and development.

It will also discuss how our institutions can receive recognition and support as key partners for governments in achieving the SDGs, in Latin America and the Caribbean and across the world.

We are very grateful to the Library of the National Congress of Argentina for their support in organising this event. We could also not have done this without the support of Secretary of Culture of Argentina, the Mariano Moreno National Library and the Buenos Aires City Government.

For full details, visit the President’s Meeting website.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
IFLA President 2017-2019

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General