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IFLA Secretary-General Welcomes Naming of Michelle Bachelet as Human Rights Commissioner

Defending, promoting and respecting human rights is fundamental for libraries. IFLA strongly supports the work of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to identify and criticise abuses at the highest level. The naming of Michelle Bachelet to the role of High Commissioner offers hope that the pressure for improvement will grow stronger in years to come. Read More

  • News
  • 22 August 2018
  • By: anonymous

FAIFE Spotlight

The FAIFE Spotlight focuses on urgent events and gives a fresh analysis of freedom of speech issues. Spotlights are written by FAIFE Committee Members, the Chair or other experts in order to draw attention to an emerging situation. In the information society the sharing of… Read More

  • Publications
  • 20 November 2017

Human Rights Council – 35th Session

The UN Human Rights Council meets at least three times a year, and looks both at the status of human rights in individual countries (though Universal Periodic Reviews) and specific themes. IFLA will attend sessions focusing on freedom of expression and access to information. Read More

  • Events
  • 22 May 2017

LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group

The goal of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) special interest group is to address the information needs of LGBTQ+ community members related to library services, programs or collections. To raise awareness of specific issues in professional knowledge about LGBTQ+ lives, we provide opportunities to engage in discussions about… Read More

  • Units
  • 13 January 2014

IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom

Statement prepared by IFLA/FAIFE and approved by The IFLA Executive Board on 25 March 1999, The Hague, Netherlands IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) supports, defends and promotes intellectual freedom as defined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. IFLA… Read More

  • Publications
  • 30 March 2009