Tag Archive for 'sustainable development goals'

Professional Units and the SDGs – How IFLA’s Committees are Contributing to Work on the 2030 Agenda

IFLA has placed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the centre of much of its work. They are a regular reference in our advocacy for libraries, and have provided a great way of structuring our thinking about the role of our institutions in the world today. At the national […]

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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Libraries and SDG 16

Starting today and continuing to Wednesday, governments, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations involved in delivering SDG16 are meeting in Rome. In advance of the focus on this Goal in New York at the High Level Political Forum, this is an opportunity to take stock, to explore where progress is needed, […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #16: Choose an SDG, and Think How Your Library Helps Achieve It

Advocacy can require you to adapt quickly. If you want the person you’re talking with to agree with you and support libraries, you need to respond to their priorities. You need arguments that speak to them, and show how libraries help achieve things they care about. But people care about […]

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Libraries at the African Youth SDGs Summit

By Damilare Oyedele, Library and You Over 1,200 young people from across Africa gathered at Accra International Conference Centre, Accra Ghana from 7th – 9th November for the 2nd edition of the African Youth SDGs Summit. The African Youth SDGs Summit is an annual continental summit that gathers young people […]

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Here, but Not Evenly Distributed: Libraries, Innovation and the Right to Science

Every innovation with global impact nonetheless starts somewhere. The World Wide Web was conceived of at CERN in Geneva. Radio in Bologna, Italy, block printing in China. Between the moment of invention – or discovery – and worldwide uptake, there is a more or less rapid spread, through communication, trade, […]

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The Economist and the Librarian: What the Nobel Prize Tells Us about Open Access and Libraries

Paul Romer, one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2018, has been recognised for his work on how innovation can allow for continued growth. His insights into the nature and role of knowledge – and in particular of access to knowledge – offer welcome support for some […]

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