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Applications Open for World Book Capital 2020: IFLA Encourages Bids that Highlight Libraries

The World Book Capital initiative gives cities the opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. Bids are now open for 2020. IFLA welcomes candidates which recognise and promote the role of libraries in delivering more sustainable, literate and participatory societies.

19 September 2017 | Literacy, Cultural heritage, UNESCO World Book Capital, UNESCO, LAMMS

Sharjah named World Book Capital 2019

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) was named World Book Capital for the year 2019 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova.

27 June 2017 | World Book Capital City

Call for applications: World Book Capital 2019

UNESCO, IFLA and IPA have opened the call for nominations for the World Book Capital 2019

15 September 2016 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, UNESCO, World Book Capital, Literacy and reading

UNESCO announces Athens as World Book Capital 2018

National Library of Greece Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, has named Athens as World Book Capital for 2018 on the recommendation of the programme’s Advisory Committee.

14 September 2016 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, Greece, World Book Capital, Athens, Greece, Literacy and reading

Call for applications: World Book Capital 2018

UNESCO, IFLA, IPA and IBF have opened the call for nominations for the World Book Capital 2018.

30 March 2016 | Advocacy, Cultural heritage, International cooperation, LAMMS, UNESCO, World Book Capital

UNESCO announces Conakry (Republic of Guinea) as World Book Capital 2017

Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea, has been named World Book Capital for 2017. The decision was made by an international committee of experts on 30 June during a meeting at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.

28 July 2015 | World Book Capital City

Call for applications: World Book Capital 2017

Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry—the International Publishers Association (IPA), International Booksellers Federation (IBF) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)—select the World Book Capital for a one-year period

2 December 2014 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, Literacy, Reading, UNESCO, World Book Capital

UNESCO announces Wroclaw (Poland) as World Book Capital 2016

Yesterday, UNESCO announced that the city of Wroclaw (Poland) was named World Book Capital for the year 2016

27 June 2014 | Poland, UNESCO, World Book Capital City

REMINDER: Call for applications: World Book Capital 2016

World Book Capital City 2013 Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry—the International Publishers Association (IPA), International Booksellers Federation (IBF) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)—select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective 23 April each year.

3 April 2014 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, Literacy, Reading, UNESCO, World Book Capital

Towards a Sustainable Information Society: Collaboration on the Vancouver Declaration

Towards a Sustainable Information Society: Collaboration on the Vancouver Declaration On the 5th and 6th of December a follow up meeting to the UBC/UNESCO Vancouver Declaration on Preservation and Digitisation took place in The Hague. The Vancouver Declaration pinpoints key issues affecting the preservation and long-term accessibility of digital documentary heritage.

11 December 2013 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Conservation, Digital preservation, Digital resources, International cooperation, Preservation, Netherlands, UNESCO, Vancouver Declaration

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