Libraries for Peace (L4P) Day 2016: Enabling Sustainable Development

In observance of the 2016 UN International Day of Peace theme (The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace), the “Libraries for Peace” Initiative invites librarians and libraries to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Click here to pledge to build a peaceful and sustainable world.


Source: The Sustainable Development Agenda. The United Nations.

World leaders at the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit (25-27 September 2015) adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  It is an ambitious plan that took effect 1 January 2016 to end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection.

GET INVOLVED (see the UN’s list of actions), and INVOLVE YOUR LIBRARY (see IFLA recommendations and resources below).

To promote Goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), see: TAP Network. Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit



Since 2012, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has been actively engaged with initiatives that led to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda. IFLA, the global voice of the library and information profession, calls on library associations, libraries and librarians to further development and provides resources to promote this effort.  See below their recommendations on how Libraries Can Drive Progress Across the Entire UN 20130 Agenda.