IAP Update May 2017The International Advocacy Programme (IAP) continues as a worldwide advocacy campaign to get libraries into National Development Plans!

Participants from more than 73 countries are carrying out awareness-raising and advocacy activities to show the important role libraries play in development, and to ensure libraries are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda planning and implementation processes.

The IAP Update – May 2017 features activities and plans reported by IAP participants between February 2017 and the end of May 2017. The document is structured according to the four regions (Africa, Asia Oceania, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean) where the six IFLA IAP Regional Workshops have taken place. A list of countries covered by this update can be found in the table of contents within the document.

A previous edition of this IAP Update was published in February 2017 with activities carried out by participants from November 2016 to January 2017. In October 2017, a new IAP Update was published including activities from May 2017 to the end of October 2017.



The IFLA IAP is a capacity-building programme designed to promote and support the role libraries can play in the planning and implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through the IAP, IFLA aims to establish an engaged community of advocates who will clearly articulate the significant opportunities to increase the profile and highlight the positive impact of library and information professionals in the achievement of the SDGs.