Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences of international academic and research libraries

Loida Garcia-Febo, Ju Hee Kim, Lallaisangzuali Sailo, Vinita Jain, Yolanda Tugwell

Abstract

In January 2016 the United Nations (UN) launched new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)1 to guide development efforts worldwide. In the years leading up to this launch, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) participated in the UN Open Working Group meetings held to discuss the way forward for a new development plan once the Millennium Development Goals ended in December 2015. IFLA advocated for culture, information and communication technologies (ICTs), and access to information to be included in the SDGs.

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