IFLA has submitted comments to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on the subject of cultural diversity and human rights.

With a responsibility to preserve the heritage of all of our communities, to facilitate access to information, and as defenders of free speech, libraries have much to contribute.

Following up on a Resolution of the UN General Assembly in 2017, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for submissions on actions taken and challenges encountered in promoting cultural diversity. 

IFLA’s comments highlight the work of IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Centres and Sections (notably the Libraries Serving Multicultural Populations Section and the Religion: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group), as well as broader efforts to promote free speech and enable all members of society to fulfil their potential.

Read IFLA’s submission.