Mr. Norbert Tangmo, director of the IFLA Regional PAC Centre in Cameroon represented IFLA at this sub-regional meeting. He highlighted the IFLA PAC Programme, and spoke to the activities that his centre intends to carry out for preservation and conservation in French-speaking Africa.
Interested cities and towns have until 25 June 2020 in order to submit their candidacies to be UNESCO World Book Capital 2020. IFLA encourages libraries to approach their local authorities to explore whether they can support a bid.
IFLA joins international organisations in voicing concern over recent threats by the President of the United States of America specifically targeting, among other locations, sites of cultural importance in Iran.
As the International Year of Indigenous Languages comes to an end, we are happy to share a further example of libraries acting to protect and promote these languages and the communities that speak them. We are grateful to the State Library of Queensland for this contribution.
UNESCO has announced that Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, will be World Book Capital 2021. IFLA is looking forward to working with the authorities and libraries there to show the power of our institutions in promoting books and reading.