Unesco world book capital city 2017

The institution aims to make books accessible to all socioeconomic classes in the city and to promote knowledge, reading, and the love for learning. Unesco announces conakry republic of guinea as world book. Eritreans thrilled with unesco heritage tag for capital city. Jan 24, 2018 bangkok has been designated world book capital 20. Unesco names sharjah as world book capital 2019 the statesman. Sep 11, 2017 malaysia will lobby for kuala lumpur to become the unesco world book capital in 2020, in efforts to boost the reading culture among the community. According to the unesco release, sharjah was selected because of the very innovative, comprehensive and inclusive nature of the application, with a communityfocused activity program containing creative proposals to engage the very large migrant population. It is worth mentioning that sharjah is the 19 city chosen by unesco to become world book capital, foregone by conakry in 2017 and athens in 2018. Did you know that some of the best food cities around the world are recognized as unesco creative cities of.

This was again a success, and so unescos general conference resolved to make the designation of a world book capital city an. Paris, jun 26 2017 sharjah united arab emirates was named world book capital for the year 2019 by the directorgeneral of unesco, irina bokova, on the recommendation of the advisory committee which met at the headquarters of the international federation of library associations ifla at. For 17 years, in turn, different cities in the world have hosted this unesco initiative. The world book day wbd national celebrations in south africa are coordinated by the centre for the book, an outreach unit of the national library of south africa, mandated to promote a culture of reading, writing and publishing in all local languages and easy access to books for all. Sharjah named world book capital for 2019 by unesco the. The walled city of ahmadabad, founded by sultan ahmad shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the sabarmati river, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the bhadra citadel, the walls and gates of the fort city and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important hindu and jain temples of later periods. Top 12 unesco creative cities of gastronomy foodie. International publishers association world book capital. International publishers association world book capital cities. Celebrating the power of books to unite people get ready for an exciting year. Uaes sharjah named world book capital for 2019 gulf business.

Guinea city named 2017 world book capital turns page on ebola. World book capital cities international publishers association. The city may hold the title for one designated year, from 23 april unesco world. Unesco names sharjah as world book capital 2019 the. The institution aims to make books accessible to all socioeconomic classes in the city and to promote knowledge, reading, and the love for. Unesco cities of literature every book lover should visit. Edinburgh is the worlds first unesco city of literature. Unesco declared sharjah as world book capital 2019 egypt today. The city of conakry, in guinea, has satisfied the criteria to host the international exhibition, thanks to its work in encouraging reading and promoting the book culture.

Conakry is being enshrined as world book capital for the next 12 months. While welcoming the quality of all applications received by unesco for the title of world book capital 2017, the directorgeneral of unesco, irina bokova, endorsed the committees decision to designate conakry world book capital for 2017. According to the unesco release, sharjah was selected because of the very innovative, comprehensive and inclusive nature of the application, with a communityfocused activity program containing creative proposals to engage the very large migrant. Sharjah united arab emirates was named world book capital for the. Irina bokova, unesco director general, announced the. The uis is the custodian agency for data used to monitor progress towards the sustainable development goal on education and. The first unesco world book capital designated prior to the adoption of 31 cresolution 29 was madrid spain in 2001.

Bokova, al qasimi certify sharjah as unesco world book. Scientific and cultural organization unesco under the recommendation of the. Unesco names the uaes sharjah world book capital 2019 in feature articles by porter anderson june 26, 2017 new recognition for the years of work that sharjahs royal family and civic leadership have dedicated to literacy and book culture. Did you know that some of the best food cities around the world are recognized as unesco creative cities of gastronomy. The edition will take place on the 23rd of april and will last for a year.

Sharjah becomes third arab city named unesco world book capital. Jun 26, 2017 unesco names the uaes sharjah world book capital 2019 in feature articles by porter anderson june 26, 2017 new recognition for the years of work that sharjahs royal family and civic leadership have dedicated to literacy and book culture. A look at asmara, africas unknown city of modernist. Sharjah sharjah has been named world book capital for 2019 by unesco for leading an inclusive and pioneering drive in promoting reading. It is the birthplace and home to worldfamous writers, poets and playwrights including arthur conan doyle sherlock holmes, walter scott waverley, and jk rowling harry potter. World book and copyright day 2017 south african government. Sharjah new recognition for the years of work that sharjahs royal family and civic leadership have dedicated to literacy and book culture. In submitting an application to the unesco world book capital, the city undertakes to sign a memorandum of understanding, indicating the main lines of action for the year of designation.

Unesco has been annually designating a city as world book capital city beginning with the designation of madrid as world book capital city in 2001. Unesco announcement selecting wroclaw as 2016 world book capital. The city was selected by a committee made up of representatives from the three main branches of the publishing world and unesco, which met at the organizations paris headquarters on 27 june. Conakry, the capital of the republic of guinea, has been named world book capital for 2017. The international publishers associations ipa and the international federation of library association and institutions ifla.

Conakry named world book capital for 2017 editafrica. Unesco names sharjah as world book capital current affairs. Unesco announces sharjah as world book capital 2019. However, other noteworthy cities need some love and recognition too. The city is committed to promoting books and reading via a range of activities over the span of one year, starting on april 23rd, when the world book day is celebrated. Unesco announces sharjah as world book capital 2019 news. Earlier this week, sharjah was named world book capital for the year 2019 by unesco directorgeneral irina bokova.

Sharjah was selected especially because of the fineness of its cultural activities and the major efforts it exerts to make books accessible to all. Any city may become a member of the owhc if it possesses the following two characteristics. Athens is unescos 2018 world book capital the greek observer. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledgebased society and accessible reading for all parts of the. It is the birthplace and home to worldfamous writers, poets and playwrights including arthur conan doyle sherlock holmes, walter scott. Jun 28, 2017 sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious the world book capital for 2019 by unesco for the quality of its literary and cultural activities and for its efforts to make books accessible to. Kuala lumpur announced as unesco world book capital city 2020 28 september 2018 sharjah takes over from athens as world book capital city. Designated in 2004, the capital of scotland has a population of almost 500,000. Firstly the city has to be the location of a living urban fabric of historic or contemporary interest. Unesco world heritage centre new inscribed properties 2017. Sharjah to be world book capital 2019 the bookseller. Scotlands capital was the first city to receive the unesco literary cities designation when the program was launched in 2004. The city may hold the title for one designated year, from 23 april unesco world book day until 22 april of the following year.

Each year, unesco and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industrythe international publishers association, international booksellers federation and the international federation of. Sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious the world book capital for 2019 by unesco for the quality of its literary and cultural activities. Kuala lumpur named world book capital 2020 kuala lumpur malaysia was named world book capital for the year 2020 by the directorgeneral of unesco, audrey azoulay, on the recommendation of the world book capital advisory committee. Sharjah was named world book capital for the year 2019 by united nations educational, scientific and cultural organization unesco under the recommendation of the two advisory committee members.

Ancient and primeval beech forests of the carpathians and other regions of europe al qala of beni hammad. Earlier, it has received various accolades like capital of arab culture 1998, capital of islamic culture 2014, and capital of arab tourism 2015 and so on. The city in the united arab emirates was selected for its innovative, comprehensive and inclusive bid which offered a communityfocused. World book capital cities cultural diversity and the city. Conakry named world book capital for 2017 conakry, the capital of the republic of guinea, has been named world book capital for 2017.

Unesco made the announcement in july 2015, even before the ebola scare was officially over. Sharjah has been named the unesco world book capital 2019. The decision was made by an international committee of experts on 30 june during a meeting at unescos headquarters in paris. Sharjah has been named world book capital city for the year 2019 as. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledgebased society and accessible reading for. The international press association, the international federation of librarians associations, and the international booksellers federation are in charge of the selection, along with unesco.

The success of world book and copyright day, launched in 1996, encouraged unesco to develop the concept of world book capital city, selecting madrid as. Mbanza kongo, vestiges of the capital of the former kingdom of kongo. The city was selected because of the very innovative, comprehensive and. Unesco announces conakry republic of guinea as world book capital 2017.

This is the spirit guiding conakry, guinea, which has been designated world book capital 2017, in recognition of its programme to promote reading among youth and underprivileged sections of the population. In congratulating conakry, the directorgeneral said, books, learning and reading are key to human life. Unesco s huge list of world heritage properties has grown even longer this month, with the global body voting to add 21 sites during the 41st annual world heritage committee session in krakow, poland. The citys ambitious programme for world book capital is linked to the vision 2020 for kuala lumpur and the ecocity project called the river of life with openair bookshops and libraries. Every year, unesco convenes delegates from the international publishers association and the international federation of library associations and institutions ifla to grant the title of world book capital to one city. Jun 27, 2017 sharjah has been named the unesco world book capital 2019.

Sharjah named world book capital 2019 inter press service. The decision was made by an international committee of experts on 30 june during a. Sharjah becomes third arab city named unesco world book. Unesco designated athens as the next world books capital. The city s ambitious programme for world book capital is linked to the vision 2020 for kuala lumpur and the eco city project called the river of life with openair bookshops and libraries. Incheon, korea, elected world book capital 2015 24 july 20 congratulations, port harcourt.

Sharjah it has become a major cultural hub, drawing in huge crowds to its literary festivals, and on tuesday sharjah achieved global recognition as it was named world book capital by unesco. The unesco world heritage sites gets all the glory and buzz for the cultural and historical importance, and for good reason. Eritreas capital city boasts one of the worlds finest collections of early. Unesco has announced that tbilisi, capital of georgia, will be world book. Jun 29, 2017 earlier this week, sharjah was named world book capital for the year 2019 by unesco directorgeneral irina bokova. May 01, 2017 unesco designated athens as the next world books capital. Unesco has named sharjah as the world book capital for 2019 by for. Aiming to be a new cultural quarter in the city, the house of wisdom. Malaysia wants kl as unesco world book capital in 2020.

Athens was chosen by unesco to be 2018s world book capital. Mbanza kongo, vestiges of the capital of the former kingdom of. June 27, 2017 july 6, 2017 by porter anderson unesco. Eritreas capital city boasts one of the world s finest collections of early. The world book capital city sets up a competition between cities. Conakry, world book capital city 2017 18042017 vita. Asmara, eritreas capital city, was just named a unesco world heritage site by patrick sisson updated jul 9, 2017, 11.

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