Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day 2019

The 24th annual World Book and Copyright Day celebrates reading around the world and the contributions of books as an ally in education and the progress of humanity.

It is the 24th annual World Book and Copyright Day, established by UNESCO. The day is meant as an international tribute to books and authors and hopes to encourage young readers worldwide to "discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity."

The day is observed in more than 100 countries. 

"A window onto our inner lives, books are also the doorway to mutual respect and understanding between people, across all boundaries and differences," UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay said in a statement. "Books are our allies in spreading education, science, culture, and information worldwide."

Read more about the day from the United Nations below:

 

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Emily Schneider

How can you not see the hypocrisy of this article? United Arab Emirates continues to commit gross abuses of human rights: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/united-arab-emirates

Posted : Apr 25, 2019 10:27


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