Just before the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2015, ministers and country representatives from 13 African countries met in a pre-meeting together with the IFLA president Sinikka Sipilä, the African Library Association & Institutions (AfLIA) and national librarians.
The meeting was focussed on the status of African libraries and action that has to be taken to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. As a result, the participants could agree on the "Cape Town Declaration", that includes committments to strenghen African library systems and knowledge management.
Find the Cape Town Declaration here
Read more about the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2015 here
Find more information on the Sustainable Development Goals here
Find more information on the e-forum on "Sustainable Development Goals: The impact of Access to information on our societies" here