Libraries @ United Nations Sustainable Development Summit during the U.N. General Assembly

post-2015-summitEvents related to the Sustainable Development Summit, a high-level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, have started in New York City.

I am thrilled to be attending events during this week at the United Nations to continue advocating for access to information and libraries.

UNGA_guardianeventYesterday I went to an excellent event hosted by The Guardian at the UNESCO HQ. The Guardian Global Development Leaders Forum, “How to create the world we need post-2015,” was keynoted by Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations and David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee. You can see my tweets about it at @loidagarciafebo and you can follow everyone’s tweets using the hashtag #SDGLeaders @GuardianGDP

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions will be present during the Summit and the General Assembly. http://www.ifla.org/node/9850

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. This momentous agenda will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.

The opening ceremony, statements from each country, adoption of the sustainable development goals and more will be broadcast live on the UN Web TV Channel.

Follow the summit on twitter: #action2015 and #globalgoals.

Additionally, I am looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 29

IFLA, the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), and the New York Public Library are hosting an evening reception to discuss why inclusive access to information and technology is imperative to meet the new development agenda, and how community spaces like libraries are already implementing this vision. IFLA President Donna Scheeder will be keynoting the event. More information: http://www.ifla.org/node/9829  Twitter hashtag: #Next4Billion

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