International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Fédération internationale des associations de bibliothécaires et des bibliothèques
Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y de Bibliotecas
Internationaler Verband der bibliothekarischen Vereine und Institutionen
Mezdunarodnaja Federacija Bibliotecnyh Associacij i Ucrezdenij

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History

30 Sep 1927, Edinburgh (UK), at 50th Anniversary Conference of the British Library Association, as International Federation of Library Associations -- Fédération internationale des associations de bibliothécaires (FIAB) -- Internationaler Verband der Bibliothekar-Vereine, when representatives of 15 countries signed the resolution. Statutes adopted 1929, Rome (Italy); modified: 1930; 1964; 1967. Statutes changed and present name adopted at 42nd Council meeting, 23 Aug 1976, Lausanne (Switzerland); Statutes amended at the following Council meetings: 49th, 21 and 26 Aug 1983, Munich (Germany FR); 51st, 18 Aug 1985, Chicago IL (USA); 53rd, 16 Aug 1987, Brighton (UK) 1987; 55th, 20 Aug 1989, Paris (France). New Statutes adopted, 14 Aug 2008; Québec QC (Canada). Rules of Procedure adopted by the Council, 27 Aug 1979; amended by the Council in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2001. Registered in accordance with Dutch law.

Aims

Promote high standards of delivery of library and information services; encourage widespread understanding of the value and importance of high quality library and information services in the private, public and voluntary sectors; represent the interests of members worldwide; encourage appropriate forms of association with IFLA in countries where library associations are non-existent or too weak to take an active part in international activity.

Future Events

2021 Rotterdam, Netherlands – World Library and Information Congress : Annual General Conference and Assembly

2020 Dublin, Ireland – World Library and Information Congress : Annual General Conference and Assembly

Past Events(3)

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting; knowledge management/information dissemination; training/education; events/meetings; financial and/or material support; awards/prizes/competitions.

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Associate Status); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Permanent Observer Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 22 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Information
    • Libraries

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

A1945

Last News Received

2. Oct 2019
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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