One aim of my engagement with IFLA is to make the value/importance of libraries more visible. So I am very happy to have the opportunity to participate at the International Advocacy Programme (IAP).
What is IAP? IFLA launched the International Advocacy Programme (IAP) in 2016, as a capacity-building program designed to promote and support the role libraries can play in the planning and implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The objectives of the IAP are to:
- Raise the level of awareness on the SDGs of library workers at community, national and regional levels, and to promote the important role libraries can play in development by contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs;
- Increase the participation of library associations and public library representatives in advocacy work at national and regional levels to secure sustainable public access to information through library services and programs.
You can find additional information on the IFLA website