Get into SDG Action Week

The 2020 edition of SDG Action Week will be held on 18-26 September, and will be entirely online. IFLA’s updated guide explains how libraries and library associations can get involved, and get their own actions on the global map run by the United Nations.

The Global Week of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – or SDG Action Week –  takes place around the anniversary of the agreement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda in 2015.

Each year, this provides an opportunity to show the ongoing commitment of different actors and organisations to development. It is supported by the United Nations and major civil society networks engaged in delivering the SDGs.

As the name suggests, the goal is to encourage actions around the world focused on advancing the SDGs, from raising awareness to practical delivery. With just ten years to go to deliver the SDGs, it is a time to show how access to information - and the libraries that guarantee it - can make the difference, and should be fully integrated into implementation plans.

Given the work already done over the past years, there is much that libraries can do here to celebrate their contributions. In particular, libraries can add their actions to the map on the Action Week website.

IFLA has therefore produced a short guide to the Action Week, including ideas on how you can get involved, and get your actions registered.

Download the guide as a pdf.

Briefings, LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, sustainable development goals

Last update: 11 September 2020