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World Urban Forum 2022

The 11th World Urban Forum takes place from 26-30 June in Katowice, Poland, under the theme: Transforming our cities for a sustainable urban future. Read More

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  • 22 June 2022

Innovating and enterprising for libraries in development initiatives: interview with Merve Yavuzdemir

At the heart of the work of IFLA and the library field as a whole around the SDGs is the fact that libraries are partners for development, across the policy agenda. As a result, it makes sense that libraries should also be involved in wider initiatives that look to deliver on development goals, at the national and international levels. We interviewed Merve Yavuzdemir from Turkey, who is running library projects with the United Nations Development Programme, to find out more, and to underline the possibilities for libraries everywhere to be proactive in taking a place at the table! Read More

  • News
  • 01 June 2022

Culture2030Goal campaign launches statement ahead of MONDIACULT 2022

In September, ministers and other key cultural policy decision-makers will meet in Mexico City for MONDIACULT 2022 to discuss how they can better promote sustainable development. The Culture 2030  Goal campaign, of which IFLA is a member, has released a statement in preparation for this. Read More

  • News
  • 29 April 2022

Libraries Engage at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

The IFLA Asia Oceania Regional Division Committee participated at the 9th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, which was organised by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and took place in a hybrid mode - physically in Bangkok, Thailand from 28-31 March. The IFLA AO RDC sent a representation committee to physically attend the Forum, while also organised the webinar “Informed societies at the foundation of a better post-COVID world” as one of the Forum’s side events. Read More

  • News
  • 12 April 2022

Libraries Engage at the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Division Committee (IFLA LAC RDC) sent one of its members as a representative to the 5th Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and Caribbean on Sustainable Development, held on 7-9 March online and in San José, Costa Rica. The Forum organised by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), as a hybrid event, and was chaired by Costa Rica. Read More

  • News
  • 08 April 2022

Idea-Café events organized by the German Green Library Network

Janet Wagner Philological Library, University Library, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany E-mail:     Let’s meet online!   Idea-Café events organized by the German Green Library Network The German Green Library Network stands for networking, information and exchange between libraries and also with other cultural and educational institutions. It… Read More

  • News
  • 04 April 2022

To Plan and Develop a Green and Sustainable Library with the IFLA ENSULIB Section

The IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) has recently published an updated definition of a “green library”. The concept of “green library” has been discussed since the 1990s. Since then, libraries have been undertaking various activities in order to minimize the negative human impact on the natural environment,… Read More

  • News
  • 04 April 2022