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5 Facts About Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020 (KLWBC 2020)

1) What is KLWBC?

On September 19th, 2018, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay named Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia as World Book Capital for 2020. Kuala Lumpur was selected on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee, which comprises representatives of the International Publisher Association (IPA) , The Federation of International Library Associations (IFLA) and UNESCO based on applications received from cities around the world.

The city was chosen because of its strong focus on inclusive education, knowledge-based community development and accessible reading for all sections of the city population.

With the "KL Read - caring through reading" slogan, the program focuses on four themes: reading in all its forms, the development of the book industry infrastructure, digital accessibility and access, and reading through children's empowerment.


2) KLWBC Goals?

The aim of KLWBC 2020 is to increase reading interest and access to literature in Malaysia. In other words, KLWBC 2020 is responsible for promoting the process of building a culture of reading and developing public access to society. Thus celebrating literacy rates in the country to serve as a source of dissemination of knowledge. Unesco's goal is to make the reading and reading process the basis of improving the quality of social and civilization of the nation's mind.


3) When is KLWBC 2020 going?

From April 18 to 23, the Independence Square will be the prime location for celebrating Kuala Lumpur's declaration week as the 20th WBC. From April 23, Kuala Lumpur will be officially recognized as the World Book Capital until April 22, 2021.


4) What are the activities during KLWBC?


5) Reference website

You can visit https://www.kualalumpurwbc.com/



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Date of Input: 05/03/2020 | Updated: 15/04/2020 | muizzudin


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