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Guadalajara named as World Book Capital 2022

The title of UNESCO World Book Capital 2022 will fall to Guadalajara, Mexico. From 23 April 2022, the city will host a year-long programme of events celebrating books, reading and libraries.

5 November 2020 | Literacy, Reading, Social inclusion, Mexico, UNESCO World Book Capital

IFLA releases 6 videos on Wikidata and Wikibase in Libraries

In February 2020, the IFLA received a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to carry out a WLIC 2020 satellite event in Dublin. Due to developments related to COVID19, the project was transformed into 6 online discussions with professionals in order to discuss projects, issues, progress of Wikidata, Wikibase and bibliographic data in the field of libraries.

24 September 2020 | WikiCite, Wikipedia

Statement by the IFLA President and Secretary General: IFLA Stands with Beirut

On the afternoon of 4 August 2020, the city of Beirut experienced a disaster of devastating proportions. It was with a heavy heart that we watched footage of the explosion and began receiving news of the aftermath over the hours and days that followed.

11 August 2020 | Cultural heritage, Disaster relief, Library buildings and equipment, Library collections, Preservation, Risk assessment, Society

IFLA Responds to UN Questionnaire on Human Rights and COVID-19

IFLA shared concerns, and identified challenges and opportunities relating to the protection of human rights during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

22 June 2020 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, Access to information, Cultural heritage, Digital resources, Human rights, Internet access

IFLA Condemns the Destruction of the Library of the Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela

IFLA has responded with sadness to the destruction of the Central Library of the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, and calls on the Venezuelan government and others to do more to protect libraries.

5 June 2020 | Latin America and the Caribbean, Cultural heritage, Disaster relief, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), destruction of heritage

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