Our government is expected to report at least twice between 2015 and 2030. That’s not much opportunity to share the essential work of libraries in helping our country achieve the UN 2030 Agenda. So let’s take this important opportunity to provide evidence and stories that demonstrate the essential role of libraries in delivering the SDG’s.
Hui E! Community Aotearoa are supporting work to produce an independent and community-driven report on New Zealand’s progress towards achieving the UN 2030 Agenda. This report will complement the government’s voluntary progress report and is supported by a number of organisations including New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women; IHC New Zealand; Victoria University of Wellington; Māori Women’s Welfare League; New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association; Oxfam New Zealand; Transparency International New Zealand; E Tū; and Volunteer Service Abroad.
The report is being compiled by Dr Gill Greer and will be presented at a side event at the United Nations, made public globally on Action 4 Sustainable Development and distributed widely in New Zealand.
We call on libraries and librarians to make a contribution to this independent report by responding to the following survey.
The survey asks questions about your organisation, the challenges it faces, your awareness and familiarity of the Living Standards Framework (LSF) and Dash Board, your awareness and understanding of the SDG’s and which SDG’s are relevant to your work.
You may not know all the answers, but responses from across the diverse library sector would contribute meaningfully to this first NZ independent report.
LIANZA is calling on its members and the wider library sector to complete the survey by Friday 7 June, 5pm.
Let’s show how libraries deliver across the Sustainable Development Goals!
What fantastic library advocacy!
What’s next for libraries and how can you be involved?
LIANZA will be focusing on the impact of libraries on sustainable development over the next couple of years. If you are interested in helping deliver LIANZA workshops on SDG’s to LIANZA regional or special interest communities or want to attend a workshop – be in touch !
Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/10546 and https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
Look out for the next issue of Library Life where you can read about LIANZA President Paula Eskett’s recent experience at the i-IKM 2019 Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The international conference focused on the Sustainable Development Goals.