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The importance of access to information to achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean - Side Event

Organized by the Hernán Santa Cruz Library and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Santiago, April 2018.

10 April 2018|Briefing note

Within the framework of the second Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 2018 that will take place in Santiago, from 18 to 20 April at ECLAC headquarters, a side event will be held on: "The importance of access to information to achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean".

The purpose of the side event is to highlight and discuss the importance of access to information, the role of civil society, and in particular of libraries in the implementation of the SDGs and their implementation in local development plans.

The event will take place in the ECLAC Library, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs.

Enrollment: Contact Marlene Salinas as soon as possible at marlene.salinas@un.org (Deadline Thursday, April 12, 18:00 hrs CLT)

Preliminary program

  • Wouter Schallier - Jefe de la Biblioteca Hernán Santa Cruz, Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL). Bienvenida e introducción
  • Carlos Henrique Fialho Mussi - Director de la Oficina de la CEPAL en Brasilia. 
  • Guilherme Canela Godoi - Consejero Regional de Comunicación e Información UNESCO. 
  • Manuel Alfonso Pérez Guíñez - Director, Biblioteca Congreso Nacional de Chile. 
  • María Violeta Bertolini - Advocacy Communications Officer, Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y Bibliotecas (IFLA); Jonathan Hernandez-Perez - Presidente Colegio Nacional de Bibliotecarios de México / IFLA; María Angélica Fuentes - Consejera Nacional  del Colegio de Bibliotecarios de Chile. 
  • Adriana Cybele Ferrari - Presidenta Federação Brasileira de Associações de Bibliotecários, Cientistas da Informação e Instituições (FEBAB) / IFLA. Propuesta de Declaración: la importancia del acceso a la información y el rol de las bibliotecas en la implementación de los ODS.
  • Wouter Schallier  - Jefe de la Biblioteca Hernán Santa Cruz, CEPAL. Discusión y conclusiones.

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