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Stephen Wyber
IFLA – Policy and Advocacy, Den Haag, Netherlands
stephen.wyber@ifl a.org

doi: 10.19090/cit.2018.33.25-30
No. 33 (November 2018), p. 25-30


A New Opportunity: The UN 2030 Agenda
and Library Advocacy


Summary

The growing attention to sustainable development, in all of its dimensions, has meant that decision makers are focusing on the importance of a broader range of policies and cross-cutting factors. By including access to information in nineteen targets under the Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s governments affi rmed that this is essential. This represents an affi rmation of the importance of the work of libraries, which ensure that access is possible and meaningful for all, and also an opportunity to engage nationally, regionally, and at the UN itself to raise awareness and support for libraries.
The fi rst part of the article deals with an affi rmation of the importance of libraries in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, while the second discusses IFLA’s actions, and the opportunities to use this process to raise awareness of how libraries are partners for development.


Keywords:

development, sustainable development goals, access to information, libraries, library advocacy, United Nations


Submitted: 22nd September 2018
Accepted for publication: 6th October 2018

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