A new IFLA report highlights greater understanding of the contribution of libraries to delivering the UN 2030 Agenda among local governments, in a wider range of areas, than in national reviews of SDG implementation.

Based on an analysis of the 70 Voluntary Local Reviews published on United Cities and Local Governments’ Global Observatory of Localisation and Democracy (UCLG GOLD), the report looks at the share of Reviews referring to libraries.

It breaks down references by the connected Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), giving examples and comparing this to the situation in Voluntary National Reviews.

The report is designed to be used as a reference by libraries and library associations in their own advocacy for inclusion in Voluntary Local Reviews, as well as more broadly around the SDGs.

Download the report as a pdf.