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UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators

​ With the internet playing an increasing role in our economic, social and cultural lives, the importance of it being inclusive grows. IFLA’s new brief explains a new tool for assessing whether this is the case. UNESCO has recently published produced a set… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 December 2018

A Unique Role: Libraries’ Contribution to Internet Connectivity

With half the world's population still offline, the need for meaningful solutions to ensure that everyone has the possibility to connect is as high as ever. While traditional commercial provision will have a role, alternatives must also be mobilised, not least libraries. This was the message of an event co-organised by IFLA in the margins of the Internet Governance Forum in Paris on 13 November. Read More

  • News
  • 14 November 2018
  • By: anonymous

IFLA at Mozfest, London 2018

Mozfest is the annual gathering of supporters of a healthy Internet: accessible to all, decentralized, creative and safe. This year there were many interesting talks and events for IFLA to be part of such as those on privacy, digital rights, privacy in oppressive regimes and inclusion and literacy. Read More

  • News
  • 07 November 2018
  • By: anonymous

International Governance Forum 2018

​ The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an important gathering for discussing how the internet works. Its multistakeholder approach allows for open discussion between civil society organizations from all over the world, businesses and government representatives. This year, IFLA is organising two events on… Read More

  • Events
  • 05 November 2018

Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Forum 2018

The Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a key opportunity for stakeholders across Asia-Pacific to debate and look for consensus on issues around how the Internet works.  The conference this year is being held in Vanuatu. This is the first time it will have come… Read More

  • Events
  • 02 August 2018

Internet for People: IFLA signs onto joint letter to G20 Presidency

IFLA has added its name to a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and host of the G20 – a gathering of the governments of the world’s biggest economies. The letter sets out a number of areas where policy-makers should act to ensure the Internet works, first and foremost, for its users. Read More

  • News
  • 17 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

IFLA at the Internet Governance Forum 2017

IFLA participated in the 2017 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Geneva. The IGF is a global multi stakeholder platform that facilitates the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. It is, in fact, a venue for exploring questions around the role of the Internet and our digital future in an inclusive and democratic manner. The theme of the 2017 edition was “Shape your Digital Future”. Read More

  • News
  • 16 January 2018
  • By: anonymous