Keynote Address to Sustainable Development Summit

Senior librarians from the Pacific region met in a one day summit to discuss how they could help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The session was introduced by the UNIC Canberra Director, Christopher Woodthorpe, who in his keynote gave an overview of the  Sustainable Development Agenda and why it is so important for the future of the planet and how libraries could assist in reaching the Goals.

With speakers from a number of Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia as well as others attending from a number of Asian states there was a strong regional focus.

The summit ended with a universal commitment to  immediately start advocating and building awareness through the  national, state and city library systems.