ALIA Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Summit

Our Global Future


29 July 2018


Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

IFLA will be represented by President-elect Christine Mackenzie


The Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC) provides the perfect opportunity to bring together library and information professionals from across Australia and the Region to compare strategies for incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their work in communities, in schools, in academia, with government and with other stakeholders.

Major themes for the one-day pre-conference summit will be:

  • Ensuring public access to information
  • Preserving and providing access to cultural heritage
  • Promoting universal literacy

Summit attendees will depart with a clear understanding of how the SDGs can be embedded in their own sector, be it public, school, academic or special libraries. They will gain a national and international library perspective on the SDGs; be better informed about ways of progressing this agenda, and be equipped with the information they need to spread their message in their own communities and through professional networks.

The event has been made possible through funding from the IFLA International Advocacy Programme.

This initiative is part of a program of activities planned by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to support the take up and delivery of the SDGs in Australia and the Region.


Meeting, Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Australia, UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs

Last update: 13 April 2018