Geneva and The Hague — The world bodies speaking for the publishing and library sectors, the IPA and IFLA, today pledge to find mechanisms for universal access to information, and to help national and international authorities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals linked to literacy, education and reading.

Athens has been named World Book Capital 2018 by the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, comprising representatives of the IPA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and UNESCO, which met at UNESCO headquarters, in Paris.

The IPA has joined the Turkish Publishers Association in urging Ankara to respect the basic rights and freedoms of writers and publishers, in light of the continuing detention of novelist, columnist and human rights activist, Aslı Erdoğan, who was arrested on 19 August 2016.

The International Publishers Association (IPA) and the Associazione Italiana Editori (Italian Publishers Association, AIE) has welcomed news that the case against the two 'Vatileaks 2' writers had collapsed, but condemned the Vatican's attempt to intimidate the journalists into silence.

The International Publishers Association and its Freedom to Publish Committee today renewed its call for the immediate release of a 73-year-old publisher held in Dhaka since February, after the High Court of Bangladesh denied his application for bail.

The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishers associations, held an Extraordinary General Assembly in London today (11 April, 2016) where IPA members adopted a number of governance amendments intended to optimize the democratic processes behind the organization’s decision-making.

The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishing associations, has named the jailed creator of a secularist Saudi website, Raif Badawi, the first winner of the IPA Prix Voltaire, formerly the IPA Freedom to Publish Prize.

The International Publishers Association's Freedom to Publish Committee has named its top five nominees for the 2016 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize. The eventual winner will be presented with the award – which includes CHF 10,000 (EUR 9,200 / USD 10,300) – on 10 April at the International Publishers Congress gala dinner, in London.

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