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72 countries are now part of IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme (IAP)

Two more IFLA IAP Regional Workshops were held in February and March 2017, bringing together participants from a further 20 countries to join the International Advocacy Programme (IAP). This capacity building initiative was launched by IFLA in the last quarter of 2016 and has now seen six regional workshops organised, with almost 150 participants in total. Read More

  • News
  • 24 March 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)*

IFLA invites you to submit examples of how libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

IFLA launches a call for examples, to support the advocacy work done by the library community at national, regional and global levels. Data and examples are key to show policy makers how libraries are already supporting development through their programmes, products and services. Therefore, this survey aims to gather examples that will be used for the advocacy work done by IFLA, its members and the broader library community related to the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Read More

  • News
  • 06 March 2017
  • By: anonymous

Libraries included in the recently published Finnish National Development Plan

On 2 February 2017, Finland published its National Development Plan for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve the UN Agenda 2030. The plan includes libraries. Libraries are acknowledged in the context of the action plan to prevent hate speech and racism and to promote social inclusion: “The role of public libraries as promoters of active citizenship, cultural diversity and democracy shall be strengthened”. Read More

  • News
  • 22 February 2017
  • By: Rauha Maarno, Executive director, Finnish Library Association