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Information Multilateralism

 Today is the second ever International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. Created as a result of a Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, it aims to provide an opportunity to highlight the values – and the merits – of multilateral approaches to addressing challenges. The creation of […]

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Not Victims but Vectors of Change: Libraries, Climate Action and Peace

Climate change, if left untackled, risks not only being felt in an an ever-more-frequent series of extreme weather events, but also in a growing pressure on our socieites. These pressures – less land, fewer resources, higher migration – have in the past been the cause of conflict. Without action, there […]

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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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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #28: Celebrate an International Day

Advocacy about showing your relevance. In a number of previous editions, we’ve talked about how do identify relevant subjects, and how to react to them. But sometimes you don’t need to search. The United Nations and its agencies have identified a number of key days where there is a focus […]

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Information for Youth: Celebrating World Youth Skills Day 2019

It is a cliché to say that children are the future. However, what is certain is that the experiences of young people today will stay with them for years. The skills they learn, and how they apply them, have the potential to shape the rest of their careers and personal […]

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The ‘First International Librarian’[1]: Mary Florence Wilson

This blog is the result of a street name. Not an official one, but rather an alternative, proposed for the Route Ferney in Geneva, as part of 100elles, an effort to raise awareness – and recognition – of the contribution of women through history. The alternative name given in this […]

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Development Accelerators: How Libraries and Access to Information Unblock Development

The objectives set out by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda are as ambitious as they are necessary in order to ensure the sustainability of our economies and societies. A clear implication is that business as usual is not a possibility. Instead, there need to be both new resources and new […]

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