World Book and Copyright Day - April 23

Poster World Book and Copyright Day 2011

By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.
The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. The success of the World Book and Copyright Day will depend primarily on the support received from all parties concerned (authors, publishers, teachers, librarians, public and private institutions, humanitarian NGOs and the mass media), who have been mobilized in each country by UNESCO National Commissions, UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations, Associated Schools and Libraries, and by all those who feel motivated to work together in this world celebration of books and authors.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 23.04.2011 08:00 local time
End 23.04.2011 17:00 local time
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Focal point Rosi, Mauro
Organizer UNESCO Sector for Culture
Country France
City Paris
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Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
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Official Website World Book and Copyright Day - April 23
Link 1 Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
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