“A World with universal literacy”: The role of libraries and access to information in the UN 2030 Agenda

Bradley, Fiona “A World with universal literacy”: The role of libraries and access to information in the UN 2030 Agenda. IFLA Journal, 2016, vol. 42, n. 2, pp. 118-125. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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In September 2015, after more than three years of negotiations and intense involvement from many stakeholders, including the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Member States of the United Nations adopted the post-2015 Development Agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This paper outlines and reflects on the key steps in IFLA’s campaign and the importance of coalitions and national advocacy to realize the inclusion of access to information, universal literacy, public access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and cultural heritage in the UN 2030 Agenda.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Access to information, literacy, development, SDGs, United Nations, advocacy, cultural heritage, ICT
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
Depositing user: Fiona Bradley
Date deposited: 02 Sep 2016 07:25
Last modified: 02 Sep 2016 07:25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/29643

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