Incheon was named as the "World Book Capital 2015" at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting, which as held recently at UNESCO's Paris headquarters.

Incheon was selected "on account of the quality of its program, and the impact it will have on improving good integration of all stakeholders in the promotion of books and reading, access to books and writing in all formats to the citizens of Incheon and the Korean Peninsula during World Book Capital year and beyond".

Launched in November 2010, the TIGAR Project continues to accelerate. The aim of the TIGAR project is to increase the number of accessible books available worldwide; specifically, to provide access to copyright-protected works in accessible formats for people with print disabilities across borders.

Yerevan was named as the “World Book Capital 2012” at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting, which was held on 2 July 2010 at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. The city of Yerevan was selected “for the quality and the variety of its detailed, realistic, grass-roots programme, focusing on universal issues, and linking all the aspects and actors of the book chain”.

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