Launched in November 2010, the TIGAR Project continues to accelerate. The aim of the TIGAR project is to increase the number of accessible books available worldwide; specifically, to provide access to copyright-protected works in accessible formats for people with print disabilities across borders.

Yerevan was named as the “World Book Capital 2012” at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting, which was held on 2 July 2010 at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. The city of Yerevan was selected “for the quality and the variety of its detailed, realistic, grass-roots programme, focusing on universal issues, and linking all the aspects and actors of the book chain”.

Bangkok was named as the “World Book Capital 2013” at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting, which was held on 27 June 2011 at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. The city of Bangkok was selected “on account of its willingness to bring together all the various stakeholders of the book chain and beyond, for its community focused programme and the high level of commitment through the proposed activities”.

Ljubljana was named as the “World Book Capital 2010” at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting which was held on 18 June at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. The meeting brought together representatives of the three main professional associations in the book industry and UNESCO.

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