Sustainable development goals

Report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2018

Report on the Australian Government's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a universal, global approach to reduce poverty, promote sustainable development and ensure the peace and prosperity of people across the world. The SDGs reflect things that Australians value highly and seek to protect, like a clean and safe environment, access to opportunity and services, human rights, strong and accessible institutions, inclusive economies, diverse and supportive communities and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage.

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights: activities for conversation classes

Exercises for conversation classes in public libraries.
 
The 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being celebrated around the world this year and there will be special events at the National Library of Australia and several State Libraries on 10 December 2018, in partnership with the UN Association of Australia.
 

Services for migrants and refugees

When people arrive in Australia, whether through choice or for reasons of hardship, as migrants, international students, refugees or humanitarian entrants, they seek to make a place for themselves and their families in their new communities. They have to set up home, find employment, become familiar with cultural norms that are second nature to Australians but alien to new arrivals, and often their first language is not English.
 

Special resolutions explanatory statement, ALIA 29th Annual General Meeting 17 May 2017

Explanatory statement for special resolutions considered at the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) 29th Annual General Meeting held on 17 May 2017 at ALIA House, Canberra.
The ALIA Board proposed adding the term 'environment' to the first object of the Constitution and the inclusion of an additional object to endorse the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Article 19 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in response to the many challenges faced by the world today and into the future.

Australian Library and Information Association 29th Annual General Meeting Notice of meeting, agenda and special resolutions 17 May 2017

Notice of meeting, agenda and special resolutions of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) 29th Annual General Meeting held on 17 May 2017 at ALIA House, Canberra.
Special resolutions to amend the ALIA Constitution.

Submission in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper, September 2018

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) submission in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper highlights the roles libraries play in supporting equitable access to new technologies and in helping people learn the skills they need to benefit from the digital age.

ALIA submission in response to the Australian Government Foreign Policy White Paper

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Government's Foreign Policy White Paper. Libraries and other cultural institutions are well placed to contribute to foreign policy discussions in areas including:
 
- Australia’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Advice about the impact of trade agreements on domestic copyright
- Involvement in research and data initiatives to support Australia’s knowledge economy

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