Libraries and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Canberra, Monday 5 September 2016: A delegation of senior librarians from Singapore were welcomed last week to the ALIA National 2016 Conference and have since been visiting  libraries in SA, VIC, NSW and ACT.

ALIA organised a meeting with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra to discuss how libraries in Singapore and Australia are implementing the UN's sustainable development goals.

Pictured  left to right: Sue McKerracher, ALIA CEO; Elaine Ng, CEO National Library Board Singapore; Allaster Cox, First Assistant Secretary DFAT, and Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director-General of the National Library of Australia.

Elaine Ng presented Allaster Cox with a newspaper clipping from the Singaporean archives about the last Australian soldier to leave Singapore during World War II. 

 

Released
Monday 05 September 2016 2:00pm