Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Access and Opportunity For All

Act now to make sure libraries are included in your country’s national development plans for the SDGs!!

The inclusion of libraries and access to information in national and regional development plans will contribute to meeting the global United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In support of this goal, IFLA has published a booklet of examples and recommendations for policymakers demonstrating the contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is also a supporting two-page handout.

The booklet includes stories from all types of libraries in many countries around the world. IFLA thanks all IFLA members and partners that contributed their stories for the booklet. Additional stories will be made available online, and you can re-print the booklet and handout at any time. Print copies were mailed to all IFLA members and print quality PDFs are available for download in all IFLA languages.

 

Background

In September 2015, the United Nations endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IFLA has been actively involved in the process of creating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the last years and has advocated for the importance of access to information, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), culture and universal literacy, all of which have been included in the UN 2030 Agenda.

IFLA has produced a toolkit with customisable templates and a booklet to support you in your advocacy work. They can be used together, or separately:

  1. Use the toolkit for background on the UN 2030 Agenda and to plan your advocacy;
  2. Use the booklet and handout as documents you can take to meetings to give to government officials or coalition partners;
  3. Send electronic versions of the booklet and handout to your members, your partners, and decision makers;
  4. Re-print the booklet and handout for additional meetings.

Publications, ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Development, UN Sustainable Development Goals, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda

Last update: 18 February 2017