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Félicitations! Strasbourg awarded title of World Book Capital 2024

From 23 April 2024, Strasbourg will hold the title of World Book Capital City, as announced today by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay. IFLA congratulates all those involved in the successful bid, and looks forward to a great mandate that provides inspiration and models for cities and libraries globally.  Read More

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  • 20 July 2022

The World Through Picture Books 3rd edition – How Does My Country Get Involved?

By Claire Stuckey, Children’s Librarian retired, Central Coast Council – Gosford, Australia With this programme the Libraries for Children & Young Adults Section is celebrating and promoting the language, culture and quality of children’s book publishing from over 50 countries. In 2021 the Section’s WTPB working group started preparations… Read More

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  • 23 May 2021

Applications Open: UNESCO World Book Capital 2023

The call for applications for the title of UNESCO World Book Capital City 2023 is open. IFLA encourages cities with cities with strong and innovative policies supporting books and readings to apply. Read More

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  • 12 March 2021
  • By: anonymous

Guadalajara named as World Book Capital 2022

The title of UNESCO World Book Capital 2022 will fall to Guadalajara, Mexico. From 23 April 2022, the city will host a year-long programme of events celebrating books, reading and libraries. Read More

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  • 05 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

Save the Date – Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2020

IFLA is excited to partner with UNESCO on Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2020! This year, Global Media & Information Literacy Week will be celebrated through interactive, virtual events hosted by the Republic of Korea. Save the date: 24-31 October 2020 Click… Read More

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  • 27 August 2020
  • By: anonymous