Tag Archive for 'sustainable development goals'

Making it a Decade of Delivery: Libraries Building the Capacity for Change

2020 is when the ten-year countdown to the deadline for achieving the SDGs begins. As has been highlighted in a number of reports – not least the Global Sustainable Development Report in September – not enough is yet being done. Seeing this, the United Nations has agreed that the focus […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG17

The final Sustainable Development Goal being reviewed in 2019 – and indeed every year at the High Level Political Forum is SDG17 – Partnerships for the Global Goals. This is another broad goal, but makes the crucial point that cooperation and collaboration will be necessary for success. In more detail, […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG 16

The fifth Sustainable Development Goal under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum is SDG 16 – peace, justice and strong institutions. It is certainly one of the broader goals, covering promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable […]

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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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