The International Federation of Libraries Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. In 2016 IFLA launched an International Advocacy Programme (IAP) which is a capacity-building programme designed to promote and support the role libraries can play in the planning and implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme reached the UN in June 2018.
In order to deepen and strengthen their close cooperation, UCLG and the International Federation of Libraries Associations and Institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on last 28 November 2023.
Following the UN general Assembly resolution on the relationship between culture and sustainable development adopted on 19 December 2023, IFLA published two very interesting articles: The UN General Assembly Resolution on Culture and Sustainable Development: What’s Changed?, and the 10 Takeaways from the UN General Assembly’s Resolution on Culture and Sustainable Development.