The Lyon Declaration Continues to Generate Signatories

The Pace Law Library is proud to share that our very own Institute of International Commercial Law at Pacethat founded, developed and has maintained the CISG Database(the largest collection of primary and secondary materials on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) is among the signatories of the Lyon Declaration.

The Lyon Declaration, On Access to Information and Development, is an advocacy document drafted by IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) and a number of other partners in the library and development communities in the first part of 2014. It is intended to positively influence the content of the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

Read more about the declaration here, where you can learn why signing such declaration is a good idea, how to sign it, and the overall purpose of the declaration.

To view the growing list of signatories, click here. Additionally, the declaration is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic, with the English version wording prevailing.

We, the undersigned, believe that increasing access to information and knowledge across society, assisted by the availability of information and communications technologies (ICTs), supports sustainable development and improves people’s lives.

We therefore call upon the Member States of the United Nations to make an international commitment to use the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information that is necessary to promote sustainable development and democratic societies.

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