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2006 Initiatives

This 11th World Book Day is already enjoying a growing international success. Testament to this are the numerous initiatives and events organised throughout the world to celebrate this date of 23rd April, dedicated to books, to reading and to copyright.



Mexico - Unesco
Book Day More

Activities proposed in Jamaica for World Book and Copyright Day - UNESCO Office Jamaica
Activities were divided into two areas Children and Adult, to that extent subcommittees were established to undertake specific activities. More

France - Paris
Prix Chronos de Littérature More

Africa - UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Africa (BREDA)
UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Africa (BREDA) organised a four day programme of activities and festivities. More

Afrique du Sud - Bibliothèques d'Afrique du Sud
Les différentes bibliothèques des neuf provinces d’Afrique du Sud organisent de nombreux évènements autour du livre et du droit d’auteur. More

Albania - National Library
In Albania the National Library this year organised a huge ceremony offering free books and flowers. More

Angola - Bibiothèque nationale
Du 19 au 23 avril 2006, la Bibliothèque nationale d’Angola organise trois journées de réflexion sur le livre et la lecture sur le thème « Pour le futur de l’Angola, nous cultivons notre goût pour la lecture ». More

Burundi - UNESCO Burundi Office
Informative actions to make people sensitive to this cause were organised in Burundi: More

Canada - Réseau BIBLIO

Canada - Insitut d'art pour enfants - Toronto
On the occasion of the CCCXC death anniversary of three great authors of World Literature, the Children’s Art Institute organizes, under the aegis of Consulate General of Spain, Consulate General of Peru and local institutions, three events: More

Emirats Arabes Unis - Bibliothèques publiques - Dubaï
Les bibliothèques publiques de Dubaï organisent de nombreux évènements tout au long de la journée du 23 avril 2006. More

Ecuador - Casa Català de Quito
Literary Competition "Día del libro y de la rosa" 2006 More

Egypt - National Youth Council
The objective was also to favour a wide participation in the proposed events, either public or private. More

Portugal - Ministry of Culture - Portuguese Institute for Books and Libraries
A national campaign was organised in Portugal from 17th to 23rd April, to promote reading and the sale of books in the country. More



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