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A key part of IFLA’s advocacy work is our engagement with international organisations and processes. These provide an opportunity to underline the role of libraries and call for laws, recommendations and research which can be used in national advocacy. Yet often, these processes are not limited to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 21 October 2020

58th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development

The UN Commission on Social Development is the key intergovernmental body for discussing the social dimension of sustainable development. Meeting annually, it provides an opportunity both to hear updates on the UN’s work in general, and to address specific topics. In 2020, this… Read More

  • Events
  • 16 January 2020

Get into UN75

IFLA’s new guide offers background about the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary celebrations, and suggestions for how you can get involved. The United Nations was created in 1945 as part of the effort to prevent the destruction of the Second World War returning… Read More

  • Publications
  • 09 January 2020

Knowledge Partners for Sustainable Development: IFLA Joins SDG 17 Event at United Nations

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals place a strong emphasis on partnerships, within and across countries. These, the UN argues, are essential for spreading ideas, reducing inequalities within and across countries and improving the effectiveness of development policies. Libraries are well suited to participate in and support these partnerships, as was made clear in an event held at the UN Library on 16 July. Read More

  • News
  • 18 July 2019
  • By: anonymous

IFLA submission for upcoming UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

Next year, 2019, will mark as the 10th anniversary of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. To celebrate, the current Special Rapporteur – Karima Bennoune – has decided to devote her next thematic report to taking stock of the impact of the work of the cultural rights remit, inviting relevant actors to send contributions to inform her study. Read More

  • News
  • 07 November 2018
  • By: anonymous

Data and the Sustainable Development Goals – IFLA Briefing

A key feature of the UN’s 2030 Agenda is its data framework. This provides indicators associated with each of the 169 targets, making it possible to track progress over time. These indicators were selected by the UN’s Committee on Statistics, on the guidance of… Read More

  • Publications
  • 23 August 2018