Newsletter     N°52          April 3, 2008

In Focus

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World Book and Copyright Day

Since 1996, World Book and Copyright Day has been celebrated on 23 April to honour books, widely recognized as invaluable cornerstones of societies’ educational, cultural and social systems. The present year, proclaimed “2008, International Year of Languages” by the United Nations General Assembly, provides an excellent opportunity to reflect upon the linguistic aspects of books, which constitute a means of expression nourished by and through language.


From 31 March to 3 April 2008, Bologna, Italy

Bologna Children’s Book Fair More

From 3 to 5 April 2008, Paris, France

Encounters with World Heritage: A past rich with prospects for the future More

From 08 to 21 April 2008, Paris, France

Exhibition on the “Preservation of the Frozen Tombs of the Altai Mountains” Project More

09 April 2008 - Tashkent - Uzbekistan

Extraordinary session of the General Assembly of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies More

From 09 to 15 April 2008, Paris, France

Wood and Gold: Polish and Ukrainian Eastern Churches More

From 14 to 18 April 2008 , Paris, France

First Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase More

From 17 to 18 April 2008, Jakarta, Indonesia

Strengthening National Capacities for Implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage More

From 18 to 19 April 2008, Corfu, Greece

Mid-Atlantic Ridge Expert Meeting More

From 21 April to 2 May 2008, Uzbekistan

Training Workshop on the Preservation and Management of Monuments of Temurids Architecture More

23 April 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Official launching of Amsterdam, World Book Capital City 2008 More

From22 to 23 April 2008, Bamako, Mali

Sub-regional workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) More

24 April 2008, Bujumbura, Burundii

National workshop on the use of Kurundi on the national level More

29 April 2008, Paris, France

International Dance Day 2008 More

Further Reading

  • National Book Policy (book)
  • Copyright Bulletin (online journal)
  • Charte du don de livres (pdf document, in French)

  • Just Published

  • The UNESCO Courier: Women between two shores (2008 - n°2) (periodical)
  • History of Humanity Volume IV: From the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century (book, now also in French)
  • 60 ans d'histoire de l'UNESCO (pdf document, in French)
  • Historia General de América Latina - Volumen VIII: América Latina desde 1930 (book in Spanish)

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