What is the New York Pledge?
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2019
The New York Pledge is a set of principles for UN Libraries' work on facilitating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Pledge was initiated by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library during the annual UNLINKs conference, held in New York in 2018. It was adopted by eight other UN system libraries and endorsed by three additional libraries. The Pledge has been translated into the six official languages of the United Nations, linked below.
The videos included here were taken during the 2018 UNLINKs and highlight Librarians' views on both the SDGs and the role of UN Libraries.
The next steps for the Pledge will be taken at the 2019 UNLINKs conference in Beirut (7-10 October 2019).
The Sustainable Development Goals and the Importance of Libraries
The Role of UN Libraries in the Future
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