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Libraries Act for the SDGs

​The Global Week of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comes to an end today. Libraries have been active in marking the week, as well as in the work they are doing from day to day work to deliver on the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

30 September 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Libraries, Development and the United Nations 2030 Agenda, sustainable development goals

Culture Essential for SDG Success: IFLA Contributes to New Report

In the negotiations that led to the agreement of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015, a group of global organisations including IFLA drove the #culture2015goal campaign. A new report looks at the progress on incorporating culture into the SDGs since then, and relaunches the campaign as #culture2030goal.

24 September 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Sustainable development, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, #Culture2030Goal

UN Climate Summit: the Heritage Dimension

IFLA attended the session at the United Nations Climate Summit focused on heritage issues. With a strong focus both on the risks that climate heritage poses to all types of culture, but also the contribution that heritage can, in turn, make to our response, it was an opportunity to highlight the difference that libraries can make.

22 September 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, United States, Climate change, Cultural heritage

Making a Reality of Access to Legal Research to Deliver the SDGs: Interview with Latia Ward

Limited access to research not only prevents people in many countries from contributing to the latest thinking and innovations, but also means that they cannot apply this knowledge in their own societies. We interviewed Latia Ward, from Cornell University, to find out about GOALI - an initiative aimed at providing a solution.

19 September 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Law Libraries

First Version of IFLA Toolkit on National Literacy and Reading Strategies Launched

On the occasion of the United Nations International Literacy Day (September 8), IFLA has formally published the first version of the IFLA Toolkit for National Literacy and Reading Strategies.

6 September 2019 | Literacy and Reading, Access to information, Literacy, Reading, Advocacy

Support for Libraries as Drivers of Development Grows at United Nations

At the 2019 High Level Political Forum, governments, UN officials and civil society representatives heard about the ways in which libraries can deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Through two side-events, participation in a Voluntary National Review, and interventions in other sessions, IFLA’s team, including the President and Secretary-General, spoke up for our institutions.

23 Juli 2019 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, HLPF 2019, UN 2030 Agenda

De Buenos Aires a Nueva York: Difundiendo el mensaje de apoyo a las bibliotecas

En su segundo evento en el Foro Político de Alto Nivel, la IFLA, con la amable colaboración de la Misión Argentina ante las Naciones Unidas, celebró un encuentro sobre cómo extender el éxito de la Declaración de Buenos Aires a más países y a todo el mundo.

19 Juli 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, HLPF 2019, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, Buenos Aires Declaration

From Buenos Aires to New York: Spreading the Message of Support for Libraries

In its second event at the High Level Political Forum, IFLA, with the kind support of the Argentine Mission to the United Nations, held a discussion about how to extend the success of the Buenos Aires Declaration to more countries, and around the world.

19 Juli 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, HLPF 2019, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, Buenos Aires Declaration

Knowledge Partners for Sustainable Development: IFLA Joins SDG 17 Event at United Nations

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals place a strong emphasis on partnerships, within and across countries. These, the UN argues, are essential for spreading ideas, reducing inequalities within and across countries and improving the effectiveness of development policies. Libraries are well suited to participate in and support these partnerships, as was made clear in an event held at the UN Library on 16 July.

18 Juli 2019 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations, HLPF, Partnerships, Sustainable development

Informed, Empowered, Equal: IFLA to Underline Libraries’ Contribution to Better Societies at UN HLPF 2019

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals provide a global roadmap towards lasting and equitable growth. The annual High-Level Political Forum is the opportunity to measure progress, and share ideas for achieving them. IFLA is there, underlining what libraries can do.

10 Juli 2019 | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, United States, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda, DA2I, IAP, United Nations, HLPF

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