Tag Archive for 'UN SDGs'

The 10-Minute Library Advocate #36: Get Your Work Recognised

Your advocacy is stronger when you can show the support of others. Being able to point to other sites or sources that talk about your work helps build credibility. It sends the message that it’s normal for people to think that your library is important! But how to make this […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG13

The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) up for review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum is SDG13 – Climate Action. It underlines the need to take urgent action to tackle climate change and its impacts, with progress needed from the planetary to the individual levels. This is perhaps the […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG10

Sustainable Development Goal 4 is the third of the SDGs on the agenda at the 2019 High Level Political forum. It focuses on reducing inequality within and among countries, recognising not only that individuals have a right to be treated equitably, but also that this contributes to sustainable development in […]

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New Opportunities: Libraries and the United Nations in 2019

As those who were able to attend the relevant sessions at the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur heard, 2019 will be a big year at the United Nations for libraries. There will be a focus on Sustainable Development Goals that are particularly relevant for our institutions, and […]

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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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World Habitat Day 2018

Urbanisation – the growing share of the world’s population living in cities – is a major feature of the world today. From 55% today, over two thirds of all people are expected to live in major built-up areas by 2050. Yet urbanisation brings its challenges. Congestion, waste management, broken and […]

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Words of the SDGs: Sustainability

As highlighted in our previous blogs about #WordsOfTheSDGs, the vocabulary that marks discussion on the UN’s 2030 Agenda if often obscure or jargonistic. A shared understanding of what these words mean does of course help governments and others communicate with each other in the corridors and meeting rooms of the […]

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