2021 call for applications [PDF]

Application Form [PDF]

Member States of UNESCO by region [PDF]


2021 appel à candidatures [PDF]

Formulaire de candidature [PDF]

Liste des états membres de l’UNESCO par région [PDF]

Completed applications – including a letter of support from the mayor of the candidate city – drafted in either English or French, should be submitted to UNESCO at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday, 2 May 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The World Book Capital programme entails organizing and overseeing a large number of events to bring together the local and national book industries, civil society and local government to promote books, reading and literacy. It is a powerful platform for attracting sponsorship and funding for book-related institutions, for raising awareness of literacy and reading issues, for highlighting the benefits of a lively book culture and for drawing international attention to a city and country's literary heritage.

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