Kuala Lumpur announced as UNESCO World Book Capital City 2020

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, has been confirmed as the 2020 UNESCO World Book Capital City to follow Athens (2018) and Sharjah (2019).

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Athens takes over as UNESCO World Book Capital City


UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day (23 April) marked the handover of the World Book Capital City (WBCC) from Conakry, Guinea to Athens, Greece.

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Sharjah Helps Rebuild One of Africa's Iconic Libraries in Guinea

Sharjah Helps Rebuild One of Africa's Iconic Libraries in Guinea

Sharjah makes a unique contribution to rebuild one of Conakry's most beloved libraries which was destroyed by fire in 2012.

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World Book Capitals Cooperate

On 18 December, the 2017 UNESCO World Book Capital (WBCC), Conakry, Guinea, received a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who will host the 2019 WBCC in Sharjah.

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José Manuel Gómez's farewell

At the end of the General Assembly meeting on 12 October 2017, long-time Chair of the IPA’s Literacy Book Industry Policy and Statistics (LIBS) Committee, José Manuel Gómez, was farewelled by the IPA. In his speech to the GA, Mr Gómez thanked the many friends he had made in the IPA and especially the six Presidents that he had worked with. Here below you can read his farewell speech.

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UNESCO names Sharjah World Book Capital 2019

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has named Sharjah, widely considered the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf, UNESCO World Book Capital 2019.

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