Australian libraries support the Sustainable Development Goals

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

Since 2015, ALIA has been the lead association for discussions with the Australian Government and other stakeholders about the role that libraries play in contributing to the delivery of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We have been working to assist Australian library and information professionals and their organisations to be part of this international drive for greater social equality, improved economic prosperity and a more sustainable environmental approach. Our initiatives are based on three roles for libraries: (1) Supporting freedom of access to information outcomes; (2) Providing examples of success, which can be used as part of Australia’s reporting; and (3) Helping to communicate the 2030 Agenda to the general population.
 
ALIA could list projects and achievements for all 17 goals, but instead have chosen the 10 goals which best relate to the Australian experience and where we have the strongest examples of library contributions nationally and in each of our states and territories. Goal 1 No poverty -- Goal 3 Good health and well-being -- Goal 4 Quality education -- Goal 5 Gender equality -- Goal 8 Decent work and economic growth -- Goal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure -- Goal 10 Reduced inequalities -- Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities -- Goal 16 Peace and justice strong institutions -- Goal 17 Partnerships for the goals

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Contributor
Australian Public Library Alliance; National and State Libraries Australasia
Date
2018
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
https://read.alia.org.au/alia-submission-response-australian-government-inquiry-un-sustainable-development-goals
Coverage
Australia