Skopje, 23.04.2015 – The World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event celebrated all around the world with the aim of promoting reading and the cultural aspects of books. UNESCO celebrates this day on 23 April, providing an opportunity to reflect on ways to better disseminate the culture of the written word and to allow all individuals access to it, through education programmes, open educational resources and support for careers in publishing, libraries and schools.
Ever since its adoption by the General Conference held in Paris in 1995, this Day has been a true success. This has been the way to pay tribute to the books and authors around the world, encouraging everyone, young people in particular, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have promoted the social and cultural progress of humanity. It is to this aim that UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day.
Many activities will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters, including a conference on digital publishing and numerous workshops.
The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services congratulates the World Book and Copyright Day to the writers and all those who find pleasure in reading books, and calls for its observance in an appropriate manner.