Middle East and North Africa Regional Division
The IFLA Middle East and North Africa Regional Division covers all countries in Western Asia and North Africa region, as represented by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
As with other Regional Division Committees, it focuses strongly on advocacy, identifying priorities for the region, and defining and delivering on action plans that respond to these.
This includes work to build capacity, communicate about IFLA’s work and offer, extend IFLA’s membership and reach, and strengthen the voice of libraries.
Through its Chair, the Regional Division Committee also raises emerging and priority issues with other Division Committee Chairs through the Regional Council.
The Regional Division Committee has a mission to work with other regional library organisations and to build more powerful advocacy with the United Nations and other agencies, such as the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
The Division Committee works closely with IFLA Headquarters and the IFLA Centre for Arabic-Speaking Libraries.