On 16 December 2019 the seventh list of books for the UN SDG Book Club were announced. The list of titles in all six official UN languages, aimed at children aged 6-12, focuses on the seventh sustainable development goal – affordable and clean energy.
International Publishers Association (IPA) signs agreement with the UNESCO-affiliated Regional Center for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC) to further collaboration on a broad spectrum of issues.
Early bird registrations for the 33rd International Publishers Congress close on 31 December. Check out the comprehensive programme online and find out in our series of interviews why publishing professionals from around the world will be coming.
Five innovative African projects have each won a $20,000 grant, while a library restoration initiative is to receive $50,000,and $20,000 will be allocated to Rural library restoration from the Africa Publishing Innovation Fund created by the International Publishers Association and development organization Dubai Cares for activities to promote literacy, book access, indigenous languages, and library restoration in Africa.
On 9 August 2019 the fourth list of books for the UN SDG Book Club were announced. The list of titles in all six official UN languages, aimed at children aged 6-12, focuses on the fourth sustainable development goal – Quality Education.
Dubai Cares commits AED 2,938,800 (USD 800,000) over 4 years to support literacy, book access, indigenous publishing, and library restoration
Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, has been confirmed as the 2020 UNESCO World Book Capital City to follow Athens (2018) and Sharjah (2019).