After more than three years of negotiations and intense involvement from many stakeholders, Member States of the United Nations agreed to a final version of the post-2015 Development Agenda – now known as 2030 Agenda. The new 2030 Agenda is a framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals with a total of 179 Targets spanning economic, environmental and social development. They lay out a plan for all countries to actively engage in making our world better for its people and the planet.
Among those involved in the negotiations was the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) who helped to ensure that access to information, universal literacy, safeguarding of cultural and natural heritage, as well as access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) were strongly represented across the Agenda.
The 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.
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