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IFLA is the global organisation for libraries, with over 1500 members in around 150 countries. It represents all types of library, from school and public libraries to national and academic ones, all of which, in their own way, work to provide access to the information people need for development. We work both to support the development of better services and practices, and to advocate for the importance of access to information for all (and the libraries that guarantee this) to the wider world.

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By giving people - from the local to the global level - the information they need to take better decisions for themselves, for their communities and for the planet, libraries are a key part of the development infrastructure. Join us in celebrating this contribution, and in working through libraries to raise awareness of the SDGs. Read more in our brief: https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/92545

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Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is calling on its members around the world to show their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. Through raising awareness with posters, displays and other tools to practical work on the ground to deliver on each of the Goals, libraries are a key part of the infrastructure needed to make a reality of the 2030 Agenda. Suggestions on how libraries can engage are available in our dedicated brief: https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/92545. We will also be producing blogs and social media posts throughout the week. 
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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Library associations and individual libraries around the world
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is calling on its members around the world to show their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. Through raising awareness with posters, displays and other tools to practical work on the ground to deliver on each of the Goals, libraries are a key part of the infrastructure needed to make a reality of the 2030 Agenda. Suggestions on how libraries can engage are available in our dedicated brief: https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/92545. We will also be producing blogs and social media posts throughout the week. 
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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Library associations and individual libraries around the world
Number of people taking this action: 20-50
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is hosting a Sustainable Development Goals Summit for government and library leaders, with the aim of setting stretch targets for libraries in the lead up to 2030. ALIA is the peak body for public, school, academic and special libraries, and all sectors of the industry will be represented at the Summit. It will be chaired by State Library of Queensland CEO Vicki McDonald, and takes place at ALIA House in the nation’s capital.
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1 No Poverty 2 Zero Hunger 3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 5 Gender Equality 6 Clean Water & Sanitation 7 Affordable & Clean Energy 8 Decent work and economic growth 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure 10 Reduced Inequalities 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 12 Responsible Consumption & Production 13 Climate Action 14 Life Below Water 15 Life on Land 16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions 17 Partnerships for the Goals
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