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40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference

A delegation from IFLA will attend the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, held 12-27 November 2019 in Paris, France. As NGO partners of UNESCO, we are committed to growing our partnership, and ensuring the voice of the library profession is represented during the General Conference… Read More

  • Events
  • 14 November 2019

WLIC 2019, Call for papers

The IFLA Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019. Read More

  • News
  • 11 January 2019
  • By: user

2018-2019 IFLA LGBT SIG Action Plan and Resource Request Form

Click here for the complete 2018-2019 IFLA LGBTQ+ SIG Action Plan. Objectives of Professional Unit 2018-19: 1. Provide guidelines for LGBTQ+ library services and collections around the world Promoting IFLA Standards to support libraries in the provision of services to their communities;… Read More

  • Publications
  • 26 December 2018
  • By: Anne Redacliff

How Libraries Celebrate Human Rights Across the World

​ 10 December 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an opportunity to read, and reflect on, a document that includes many of the key values – and missions – of libraries in advancing human rights for all. What… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 December 2018

Libraries Protect Women’s Cultural Rights

Cultural rights have long been recognised as a pillar of human rights, and women's cultural rights are no exception. A new paper from IFLA brings together lessons from a satellite meeting at last year's WLIC to show how libraries are working to defend these. Read More

  • News
  • 02 January 2018
  • By: anonymous