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IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 25th Anniversary Poster

On 29 November 2019, the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto celebrates its 25th Anniversary. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the missions and work of public libraries. To help in this, and as part of IFLA’s broader Public Library… Read More

  • Publications
  • 20 November 2019

40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference

A delegation from IFLA will attend the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, held 12-27 November 2019 in Paris, France. As NGO partners of UNESCO, we are committed to growing our partnership, and ensuring the voice of the library profession is represented during the General Conference… Read More

  • Events
  • 14 November 2019

IFLA Public Library Manifesto Advocacy Toolkit

In just three weeks, it will be 25 years since the last revision of the IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto. IFLA’s new advocacy toolkit sets out some key facts, ideas, and tools to help you celebrate. The Public Library Manifesto is one of the most influential… Read More

  • Publications
  • 08 November 2019

Preserving and Promoting the Igbo Language in Libraries

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. IFLA has been celebrating and promoting the year, sharing stories of libraries from all over the world, which are contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of indigenous languages and cultures. The next stop in our trip around the world is in Nigeria. Read More

  • News
  • 21 May 2019
  • By: anonymous

Protecting Cultural Property – The Hague Convention and its two Protocols

Last week IFLA attended the International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention hosted by UNESCO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference brought together States representatives, experts, academics and civil society representatives to share achievements and challenges facing the implementation of the Protocol and in protecting cultural heritage against the threats by conflict or disaster. Read More

  • News
  • 08 May 2019
  • By: anonymous

UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

To mark the 10th anniversary of the mandate on cultural rights and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights has written a report to give an overview of the work of her mandate including suggestions for strategies for advancing cultural rights during the next decade. Read More

  • News
  • 06 March 2019
  • By: anonymous