[bestbits] Fwd: [LyonDCL] United Nations to hold Summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 16:22:49 EDT 2015

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From: Julia Brungs <Julia.Brungs at ifla.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:07 AM
Subject: [LyonDCL] United Nations to hold Summit for the adoption of the
2030 Agenda

Dear all,

Over the last three years, the United Nations (UN) held extensive
negotiations in which governments, civil society and the public contributed
to the creation of the 2030 Agenda. This revolutionary agenda sets out a
way forward for the world to create a better and more equal place to live
in. The UN Summit <https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/summit> for
the adoption of 2030 Agenda
which includes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will take place
from 25-27 September at the UN in New York.

Thanks to the work of IFLA and its partners, library-related issues have a
place on the agenda.

*IFLA’s focus in the 2030 Agenda*

Since 2012, IFLA has been actively engaged with the creation of the 2030
Agenda and advocated for the inclusion of access to information
<http://www.ifla.org/node/9653?og=7409>, safeguarding of cultural and
natural heritage <http://www.ifla.org/node/8628?og=7409>, universal literacy
<http://www.ifla.org/node/9726?og=7409>, and access to Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs). IFLA welcomes that all of these aspects
are now represented within the new Agenda.

In 2014 IFLA launched the Lyon Declaration on access to information and
developmen <http://www.lyondeclaration.org/>t, which has been signed by
over 580 library and development organisation stressing the importance of
access to information for the wider community.

*Connecting the next four billion*

During the UN Summit, IFLA, together with IREX and the New York Public
Library, will host an event focusing on the challenges ahead and how access
to information and libraries can help tackle them. Connecting the next four
billion <http://www.irex.org/news/connecting-next-4-billion> will take
place in the New York Public Library, where speakers will discuss why
inclusive access to information and technology is imperative to meet the
new development agenda, and how community spaces like libraries are already
implementing this vision.

*The IFLA, FAO and COAR e-forum – a valuable background information

Earlier this month <http://www.ifla.org/node/9705>, IFLA, the UN Food and
Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Confederation of Open Access
Repositories (COAR) hosted an e-forum where users were able to discuss the
importance of access to information for development. During this e-forum,
several webcasts were delivered, including:

·         A presentation by Ms. Amina Mohammed for the e-forum on SDGs and
Access to Information <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6KMQV9VYg4>

·         Sustainable Development and Open Access by Jean-Claude Guédon

·         Libraries, The Lyon Declaration, and the Road to 2030 by Stuart
Hamilton <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXxR4T6_3KM>

·         Linking Open Access and Open Science with the SDGs by Leslie Chan

·         The Lyon Declaration and the Critical Role of Libraries in
National Development Programs by Ellen Namhila

These webcasts give a good overview of the importance of access to
information and open access for the 2030 Agenda.

*Remote participation during the UN Summit*

You can follow the Summit on the adoption of the 2030 Agenda live
<http://webtv.un.org/> and watch 150+ Member State representatives as well
as civil society contribute to the adoption of the new agenda which will
transform our world.

You can also follow the conversation as it happens on Twitter at:
#action2015 <https://twitter.com/hashtag/action2015> and #globalgoals

Julia Brungs

Policy and Projects Officer

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague

Phone: 0031703140884

Email: Julia.brungs at ifla.org


*Carolina Rossini *
*Vice President, International Policy*
*Public Knowledge*
*http://www.publicknowledge.org/ <http://www.publicknowledge.org/>*
+ 1 6176979389 | skype: carolrossini | @carolinarossini
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