International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Articles by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

Citizens carrying a giant cardboard pencil reading "Not Afraid" take part in a Hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. , REUTERS/Charles Platiau.

Civil society groups mark the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack by calling on governments worldwide to fulfill their obligation to protect freedom of expression.

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

More than 100 civil society organisations ask the UN Secretary General to recognise the importance of free expression rights in the sustainable development goals.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, members of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, met in New York in May 2013 to discuss the Post-2015 Development Agenda, REUTERS/Richard Drew/Pool

IFEX members and partners from around the world urge the UN to include access to information in the Agenda for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Link to: European research institutions, libraries and archives need balanced copyright laws

The undersigned organisations believe that a balanced and effective international copyright framework should support robust discussion of exceptions and limitations to copyright, as well as protections for creators.

A worker checks books in Gazi Husrev-bey library in Sarajevo, 16 January 2014, REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Discussions at a World Intellectual Property Organisation meeting broke down, after the European Union attempted to block future discussion of copyright laws to aid libraries and archives fulfill their missions in the digital environment.

Link to: “The Right to e-Read” campaign highlighted on World Book and Copyright Day

Coinciding with today’s UN World Book Day and World Copyright Day, the European community is being rallied to join the “Right to e-Read” campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the difficulties facing libraries trying to provide access to eBooks and other digital content.

195 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the UN to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.