By Bodour Al Qasimi

NOTHING warms my heart more than seeing children immersed in a book, stoking their imaginations and nourishing their souls, their young faces lighting up as they turn the pages, impatient to discover more.

On International Literacy Day, 8 September 2015, the IPA, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), International Authors Forum (IAF) and Reading & Writing Foundation (RWF) jointly call on UN member states to implement coherent and properly resourced strategies to promote literacy for all. Literacy is a basic skill that everyone needs. Without it, people will be condemned to live poorer, less fulfilled lives.

Wroclaw World Book Capital

The IPA, along with the International Booksellers Federation (IBF), the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA) and UNESCO, have awarded the title of World Book Capital 2016 to Wroclaw, in Poland.

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