A crucial part of IPA's mission is to inform member associations and the wider global publishing community about breaking developments which will impact publishers. We do this through a number of channels. the IPA website, our monthly e-newsletter, press releases and the IPA's dedicated social media feeds.

The IPA attended UNESCO's Meeting of the Collective Consultation on Education in Siem Reap, Cambodia, this month to communicate the essential role of educational publishers in implementing UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education.

The UN’s 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover almost every aspect of human activity on the planet, ranging from calls for ‘No Poverty’ through ‘Gender Equality’ to ‘Climate Action’. But SDG4–Education is most relevant for publishers, as it seeks to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’ by 2030.

The two-person IPA delegation was made up of Executive Committee member, Trasvin Jittidecharak, and Secretary General José Borghino.

Borghino said: ‘The meeting was a wake-up call for publishers – we were not mentioned once during the two-day conference, except when I rose to say that the best way to provide a quality education for all in the future was for governments and others to work closely with educational publishers, acknowledging them as key stakeholders in the process of ensuring that all students reach their full potential.’

He added: ‘It became clear that, for NGOs in the education field at least, publishers are not yet seen as part of the equation. We need to argue clearly and strongly that without professional educational publishers, SDG-4 will be almost impossible to achieve by 2030. If developing countries are serious about improving their educational infrastructure, the capacity building of the educational publishing sector must be a first-order priority.’

The IPA Executive Committee and the IPA’s Educational Publishers Forum (EPF) will discuss this issue, and the IPA will approach UNESCO and other UN agencies to explore ways to promote publishers’ indispensable expertise and the need for their active involvement in the SDG conversation.

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Blog

Michiel Kolman
30 January 2020
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
As we start a new decade, the subject of diversity remains firmly on the radar for most businesses and industries in 2020. This is also true for our own publishing industry as we continue to see how issues around diversity and inclusion, such as wome...
Michiel Kolman
18 December 2019
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion

IPA D&I envoy, Michiel Kolman interviews Elsevier’s Simon Holt and Springer Nature’s Kirsty Bone about their experiences of having a disability and working in the publishing industry. This is a long but fascinating read.

Hugo Setzer
07 November 2019
Publishing industry

October and the first days of November were again very busy, with visits to four different countries and three book fairs in the course of three weeks.

James Taylor
25 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

SCCR 39 concluded this evening with an agreement found on how to keep the Exceptions and Limitations discussion moving forward and the other agenda items wrapped up and a possible new issue raised in the chamber.

James Taylor
24 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

The second day of discussions on the broadcasting treaty were mainly conducted behind closed doors with the plenary chamber finally filling at 17:40 for a presentation of conclusions.

James Taylor
23 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Today’s discussions saw the focus shift from Exceptions and Limitations to the Broadcasting Treaty (and sadly not about all of the value generated by the copyright in an original work that migrates from being a book to a film, for example). The Excep...
James Taylor
22 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing

The first day closed with Dr Kenneth Crews waiting to be grilled by delegates and observers. He was given the opportunity this morning, but the highlights today were the side events and the ripples from some late-night messages to delegates.

James Taylor
21 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
While the publishing industry was gathered in Frankfurt last week for the most important international book fair in the world, the action was already starting at WIPO in Geneva with an International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations on Friday ...

Press Releases campaign 2019

 

Press Releases campaign 2018

 

Newsletters campaigns 2019

 

Newsletters campaigns 2018

 

International Publishers Association

23, avenue de France
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 704 18 20
info@internationalpublishers.org

Subscribe to our newsletter