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Typhoon Haiyan

On behalf of President Sinikka Sipilä, the IFLA Governing Board, and IFLA colleagues around the world we express our deep sorrow for the disaster that has struck the people of the Philippines. We hope that our colleagues in the Philippines, and their families, are safe. Read More

  • News
  • 14 November 2013
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Disaster Preparedness and Planning: A Brief Manual

International Preservation Issues (IPI) 6 The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Core Activity (PAC) has one major goal: “to ensure that library and archive materials, published and unpublished, in all formats will be preserved in accessible form for as long as possible.” Among the range of preventive measures… Read More

  • Publications
  • 14 October 2012
  • By: John Mcllwain

Protection of cultural heritage: Principles of Engagement will guide IFLA in emergency situations

The IFLA Governing Board has endorsed Principles of Engagement in library-related activities in times of crisis, conflict or disaster. The principles aim to encourage safeguarding and respect for cultural property especially by raising awareness and promoting disaster risk management and to strengthen cooperation and participation in cultural heritage activities. Read More

  • News
  • 23 May 2012
  • By: anonymous