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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

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

M&M Midterm Meeting in Lima – Peru

An Ocean of Ideas! Management & Marketing meet in Lima – Peru Standing Committee members will meet in March 4-8 2024 The Management and Marketing Section Standing Committee will hold an in-presence Mid-Term Business Meeting in Lima – Peru from March 4th – 8th. Read More

  • News
  • 20 February 2024