The Deputy Secretary-General of the International Federation of Library Associations and Information Centers (IFLA) Helen Mandl confirmed that the Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas Holy Shrine of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs in it, is an active and effective member of the Federation, and it has contributed to achieving the United Nations goals of sustainable development 2030.
This came in a letter sent by Mandel to the Indexing and Information Systems Center of the Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas Holy Shrine, in which she also highlighted: “The library and manuscripts' house of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine is an active member of IFLA that launched a strategy (2019-2024), with the vision of strong and unified libraries in the field of strengthening educated, enlightened and participatory societies. And this is not only the strategy of (IFLA), but rather it is the strategy of all libraries. Librarians around the world can organize their work, as is the case in the library and the manuscripts' house of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine."
She added: "IFLA welcomes the activities of the library and the manuscripts' house of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in its active contribution to achieving this vision, through its contributions to the IFLA map of libraries around the world, and has added the global image of libraries by providing Iraqi library statistics, and working to send them in the reports of the International Federation."
Emphasizing: "IFLA has presented a story about the documentary heritage of the library and house of manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine to portray the library's power in achieving the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Mandl concluded, "We appreciate and value the efforts of the library and the House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas Holy Shrine in working towards achieving our common goals, and we hope that it will continue this approach."