2023 call for applications [PDF]

Application Form [PDF]

Member States of UNESCO by region [PDF]


2023 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 15 April 2021. 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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