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Interview with the new Chair of CFLA-FCAB

Andrea Cecchetto, a member of the North American Regional Division and the chair of its Global Advocacy Working Group, was recently appointed as the Chair of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB). Meg Mering, NARD’s Information Coordinator, interviewed Cecchetto about her new role, CFLA-FCAB’s strategic priorities and mandates, and ways CLFA-FCAB and IFLA can support each other’s priorities. Read More

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  • 29 March 2024

Libraries Stand Out in Special Rapporteur’s Report on Cultural Rights of Migrants

Libraries not only depend on human rights to deliver their services – they actively contribute to their realisation. The values of libraries and many aspects of their missions are interlinked with ensuring access to information and freedom of expression. Both of these fundamental freedoms are also aspects of cultural rights. For their many actions to enable participation in cultural life, libraries can be considered cultural rights defenders. Read More

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  • 26 April 2023

IFLA Brought the Voice of Libraries to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022

IFLA’s core message at MONDIACULT 2022 was a call to policymakers, including ministers of culture from around the world, to look to library associations and institutions as partners in realising the potential of culture to leave no one behind. We stressed that, through its transversal impact across the development agenda, culture is critical for achieving sustainable development goals. Read More

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  • 05 October 2022

An Inclusive, Rights-Based Information Society

IFLA works alongside its members to uphold intellectual freedom, access to culture and education, digital inclusion, and freedom from discrimination. We engage with external partners to highlight libraries’ unique position and to collectively realise their potential to deliver on these rights and values. This includes IFLA’s cooperation with and contributions… Read More

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  • 29 March 2010