World Book and Copyright Day 2017


The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every 23rd of April, a symbolic date in remembrance of the deaths of two major authors: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

By celebrating this Day, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of copyright.
On Monday 24th of April, at the Organization’s Headquarters, UNESCO will organize a series of events, conferences, debates, exhibition, workshops to mark the Day.

Authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians around the world are invited to join UNESCO and celebrate this day.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 24.04.2017 07:00 local time
End 24.04.2017 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Denison, Ian
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters and worldwide
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room II, Room IV, Foyer Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 dedicated webpage
Link 2 Inscription on line
Link 3
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