World Book and Copyright Day 2015
WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY is an annual event, celebrated all around the world to promote reading and the cultural aspects of books. UNESCO celebrates this day on 23 April, providing an opportunity to reflect on ways to better disseminate the culture of the written words and to allow all individuals to access it, through literacy programmes, open educational resources, and support for careers in publishing, book shops, libraries and schools.
Since its adoption by the General Conference in 1995, this day has been a true success: millions of people, institutions, book professionals have organized or participated to events such as meetings, literary award ceremonies, dedications, conferences, workshops, debates and artistic performances in more than hundred different countries.
Once more, many activities will take place at UNESCO headquarters, where a conference on Digital Publishing and numerous workshops will be held in order to share our love for books in an instructive and entertaining way. The 23rd of April will also open Incheon (Korean Republic) mandate as 2015 World Book Capital City.
Are you planning an event the 23rd of April? You are invited to register it in our map at : https://wbcd2015.crowdmap.com
Check our webpage dedicated to this day and spread the word around you!