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Libraries for Human Rights: insights from Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Library Association and IFLA have prepared a joint submission for the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of the country. Drawing on the experiences of the library field, the submission flags important trends and ways in which libraries work to support the fundamental rights to education, work, and access to science in Zimbabwe, and sets out recommendations on how more could be done. Read More

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  • 20 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Libraries for Human Rights: good practices and key trends in Uganda

A joint submission by IFLA and the Uganda Library and Information Association to the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review outlines key developments and ways that libraries work to support the fundamental rights to education, health, and work in Uganda, and how more could be done. Read More

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  • 16 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Recognising Libraries as SDG Implementation Partners in 2021, Part 1: A Record Year for Voluntary National Reviews

The processes created for monitoring and supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals offer important opportunities for libraries to engage with decision-makers, gain recognition, and shape priorities. In the first of three pieces, we look at Voluntary National Reviews, with almost 44% of reports published referring to libraries – a new record. Read More

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  • 13 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

IFLA submits comments on South Africa Copyright Amendment Bill

IFLA has submitted comments on the South Africa Copyright Amendment Bill. In these, we have highlighted the importance of a balanced copyright framework which includes flexibilities in regard to exceptions and limitations to copyright to allow libraries, archives, museums, education and research institutions to fulfil their missions in the digital age. Read More

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  • 13 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Partnerships to realise the potential of culture for SDG success: HLPF Side-Event Report

Culture, art and heritage play a vital part in the lives of individuals and societies, contributing not just to key policy objectives such as wellbeing and employment, but to the whole range of development goals. An IFLA co-organised side-event at the 2021 United Nations High-Level Political Forum saw speakers explore how to maximise this contribution through partnerships. Read More

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  • 11 July 2021
  • By: anonymous