Webinar: Libraries, The Lyon Declaration, and the Road to 2030

We are pleased to announce the webinar “Libraries, The Lyon Declaration, and the Road to 2030" that will take place in conjunction with the e-forum on "Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies".

The e-forum is an online event is a joint effort by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide a forum for institutions and individuals to learn more about the Lyon Declaration, and to exchange ideas about how information centers and libraries can promote the adoption of access to information as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Click here for more information on the e-forum.


This webinar will look how increased access to information can help achieve the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will explain how IFLA developed the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information to influence the SDGs, assess the resulting new post-2015 development framework to be endorsed by world leaders at the end of September in New York, and address the next steps that library and information professionals can take to ensure that we are included as partners in national sustainable development plans to reach goals and targets.


11th of September 2015 - 16:00 CEST - Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location.


Dr. Stuart Hamilton is the Director of Policy and Advocacy and the Deputy Secretary General at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). He gained his PhD in Library and Information Science from the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark where his research examined freedom of access to information on the Internet worldwide, and the ways in which libraries can overcome barriers such as censorship or the digital divide to ensure that library users receive the best possible access to online information resources. He has lectured extensively around the world on his PhD subject and other intellectual freedom matters, and his findings have been published in print and online journals. In his role at IFLA, Dr. Hamilton directs the organisation's policy and advocacy activities, particularly in relation to copyright and other legal matters, freedom of access to information, development and Internet Governance.


The session is open to anyone, Use the link at http://fao.adobeconnect.com/sdgforumlyondec/. Contact us at [email protected] for further information.

System requirements

Make sure that: you have good internet connection; Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome; and Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), COAR and IFLA


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