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Stronger, More Stable, More Inclusive: Libraries Around the World Help Build Peaceful Societies

While libraries may have a reputation as a place to come for peace and quiet, they can also be drivers of peace in the wider communities they serve. Around the world, they provide a welcoming space where all members of the community can come together, and offer services that build more equal, more participatory, and so stronger and more peaceful societies. On World Peace Day 2017, IFLA looks to highlight examples of how libraries contribute. Read More

  • News
  • 21 September 2017
  • By: anonymous

Peace and Sustainable Development in Colombia: Reflections and Actions from the Library Sector

Libraries in general, and public libraries in particular, play an active role in times of armed conflict. Many spaces that at one time were affected by the violence, or threatened by urban guerrilla units, or common criminals, have been transformed by the creation of library-linked reading programs, generating new dynamics of access to culture in communities, especially written culture. Read More

  • News
  • 09 March 2017
  • By: Cristina Silva (Ascolbi)*