Get into the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Cover of IFLA Get into the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 10 December, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will turn 70. This is a major opportunity both to celebrate this key document and raise awareness of its messages.

In particular, the Declaration sets out clearly a number of the key principles supporting the work of libraries. From freedom of access to information, expression and opinion, to privacy, education, and the right to participate in cultural life, it is a key reference for our institutions.

As part of the global celebrations for the anniversary, IFLA has produced a briefing - Get into the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This explains the importance of the Declaration, offers ways of finding out more, and makes suggestions for how libraries can get involved. 

Download the briefing as a PDF.

Briefings, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Education, Human rights, Privacy in libraries

Last update: 8 August 2018