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Accra announced as World Book Capital 2023

IFLA strongly welcomes the announcement by UNESCO that Accra, Ghana, will hold the title of World Book Capital 2023. This represents a great opportunity to highlight the work of Ghana’s libraries in promoting books and reading throughout the population. Read More

  • News
  • 23 September 2021

Available Now! The 2nd Edition of the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation

To enable the enduring preservation of and access to documentary cultural heritage, including in digital form, in line with the UNESCO 2015 Recommendation, steps must be taken to preserve digitised and born-digital materials. The volume of digital information is almost incalculable, and continues to grow, which presents a significant challenge. Read More

  • News
  • 22 September 2021

Looking Ahead: Outcomes of the 8th Session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005 Convention) held their biannual meeting last week. IFLA attended as an observer, underlining the importance of showing culture's contribution to development, and promoting equitable access for all. Read More

  • News
  • 07 June 2021
  • By: anonymous

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020

This year’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be the first following its recognition as an official UNESCO event. Taking place online, it will focus both on the renewed understanding of the importance of MIL in resisting disinformation, and more broadly as a part of enabling everyone in… Read More

  • Events
  • 26 October 2020

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020

The eighth annual global celebration of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Global MIL Week 2020 is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and… Read More

  • Events
  • 26 August 2020

In Times of Trouble, Read! Eight Things to Do on World Book Day!

World Book Day 2020 would have been a special event anyway, marking 25 years since the first celebration in 1995. But this year’s celebration will be particularly special. We look both at how libraries help meet the goals of this year's celebration - combatting isolation and loneliness - and offer eight ways you can celebrate! Read More

  • News
  • 23 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

Celebrating the Public Library Manifesto this Friday!

With only four days to go until the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto, it’s the last moment to look at the tools and ideas IFLA has made available. With our advocacy pack, you can take the opportunity to celebrate the work and missions of public libraries. Read More

  • News
  • 25 November 2019
  • By: anonymous

International Day for the Universal Access to Information Endorsed by UN General Assembly

Four years after its creation by UNESCO, the International Day for the Universal Access to Information has been formally added to the United Nations calendar. In a resolution passed by the General Assembly, Heads of State and government, and their representatives, agreed that 28 September should be the opportunity to recall, and celebrate, the importance of this for development and democracy. Read More

  • News
  • 21 November 2019
  • By: anonymous