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Knowledge for development in Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States face unique challenges in their efforts to ensure strong, fair and sustainable development. Knowledge, information and libraries can make a major contribution to achieving this, as IFLA’s representatives at the 4th UN SIDS Conference in Antigua and Barbuda underlined. Read More

  • News
  • 19 June 2024

IFLA at the WSIS+20 Forum: Libraries for a more people-centered Internet

Last week the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event took place in Geneva from the 27 to the 31 of May. This event marked a significant milestone of twenty years of progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, which took place in two phases — Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. Twenty years ago WSIS was the space that set an initial framework for global digital cooperation with a vision to build people-centric, inclusive, and development-oriented information and knowledge societies. Just as in the the past, IFLA attended this event to continue its ongoing involvement in this process since its foundation at the 2003 Geneva Summit; and engaged in diverse multistakeholder discussions to highlight the crucial role that libraries play as key actors of the information society. Read More

  • News
  • 03 June 2024

Libraries in the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

This week, IFLA representatives will be taking part in the 4th United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This event, reflecting the unique circumstances and needs of SIDS, will finalise the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for SIDS (ABAS), providing a framework for action by the UN and international community to support these countries. Read More

  • News
  • 25 May 2024

2024 Development and Access to Information (DA2I) Report launched

IFLA, working with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, and with support from Stichting IFLA Global Libraries (SIGL) today launches the 2024 Development and Access to Information Report. This highlights uneven progress in delivering meaningful access, with advances in connectivity not matched by the spread of rights, equity and skills. In parallel, we need both better adapted laws, and investment in libraries to turn this access into success in delivering on the SDGs. Read More

  • News
  • 15 May 2024

4th UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face particular development challenges linked to their geography and vulnerability to shocks. As such, the UN has sought for many years to establish targeted programming for them, with framework documents established periodically. The 4th SIDS conference will set the scene for this work in the coming years. Read More

  • Events
  • 09 May 2024

Launch of ‘Everywhere All the Time’ – a digital literacy intervention that fosters critical conversations about technology and AI

With a growing generation of people relying on the internet for learning, entertainment and socializing, it's crucial to cultivate their capacity to ask critical questions about how technology impacts their lives, their communities and the planet. But how can educators guide teens to understand and navigate the digital world confidently? “Everywhere, All the Time” is a creative and playful digital literacy intervention, aiming to do just that. Read More

  • News
  • 16 April 2024

International Seminar on Artificial Intelligence and Information Integrity

The Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE), together with the  Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group are pleased to announce the International Seminar on Artificial Intelligence and Information Integrity under the theme: Building Trust: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Information Integrity. … Read More

  • News
  • 22 March 2024