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Towards the Decade of Delivery: Focus of 2020 High Level Political Forum Announced

The United Nations has agreed on the theme for the 2020 High Level Political Forum, focusing on accelerating actions to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals with only ten years to go until they should be achieved. IFLA and libraries are ready to engage.

4 Décembre 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, sustainable development goals, SDGs, HLPF

Supporting Sustainable Development Globally: Libraries at the UN Regional Forums

In preparation for global meetings on the SDGs in July and September, IFLA has been active at the regional level. The message: that at all levels, and across the 2030 Agenda, libraries and access to information are indispensable for progress.

18 Juin 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Africa, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDGs, Sustainable development, Libraries, Development and the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Justice, Good Governance and Libraries: IFLA Participates in United Nations Expert Meeting on SDG16

UN Member States, agencies and civil society representatives met in Rome on 27-29 May to discuss progress towards building peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG16). IFLA participated, highlighting the fundamental role of libraries and access to information in achieving success for all.

3 Juin 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, Italy, Access to Legal Information

Vote Library: Final Day of the 2019 European Elections

Today, voters in most European Union Member States will choose who will represent them for the coming five years in the European Parliament. Their choices will have an impact, not least on libraries.

26 Mai 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Europe, European Parliament, Elections

Stronger Libraries for a Stronger Europe – Celebrating Europe Day 2019

IFLA has welcomed Europe Day 2019 as an opportunity to celebrate the importance of collaboration, and to look forward to the upcoming elections. Based on the Library Manifesto for Europe, a growing number of European and national parties are setting out how they plan to help libraries in the coming five years.

9 Mai 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Advocacy, Europe, European Union, Elections

A Library Manifesto for Europe

The decisions taken in Brussels and Strasbourg have a significant impact on libraries. To prepare for the coming mandate of the European Parliament, IFLA and partners have developed a Library Manifesto for Europe.

25 Avril 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Europe, European Parliament, European Union

IFLA Collaborates with United Nations on the SDG Book Club

IFLA is participating in the SDG Book Club, an initiative launched by the United Nations alongside organisations representing publishers, booksellers and books for youth. Through this, we hope to help more young people engage with the Global Goals, especially in libraries.

15 Mars 2019 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Children, Development, Literacy, SDGs

Libraries Help Local Government Deliver Rights and Development: IFLA Submission to Human Rights Council

​​Through providing access to information and skills in a welcoming environment, as well as working as a platform for partnerships, libraries can make a reality of human rights and sustainable development. IFLA has underlined what can be done in a submission to the Human Rights Council.

16 Février 2019

Making Development Disability-Inclusive: UN Report Highlights IFLA Evidence

A new United Nations report underlines the need for action to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities and possibilities as others. It also highlights good practices, including those adopted by libraries.

12 Décembre 2018 | Library Services to People with Special Needs, Access to information, sustainable development goals, SDGs, disability

The 2030 Arab Librarians: Libraries and Development in the Arabic-Speaking World

As part of our International Advocacy Programme, IFLA supported a project led by the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) to develop and deliver an online course on libraries and the SDGs.

21 Novembre 2018 | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, Egypt, Sustainable development, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Arab world

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