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Bangkok Designated World Book Capital 2013

Bangkok has been designated World Book Capital 2013, selected by a committee of representatives from the three main branches of the publishing world and UNESCO, which met at the Organization's Paris Headquarters on 27 June 2011.

Each year this Committee attributes the title to a city which has committed itself to promote books and reading, and to highlight the vitality of literary creativity. The nomination does not imply any financial prize, but an exclusively symbolic acknowledgement of the best programme dedicated to books and reading. Bangkok was selected for its willingness to bring together all the various stakeholders in the book supply chain and beyond, actors involved in the publication chain for a range of projects proposed, for its community-focused approach and the high level of its commitment through the proposed activities. Bangkok's programme responds perfectly to the objectives of the World Book Capital project, which is attracting the attention of an increasing number of cities worldwide. Bangkok is the 13th World Book Capital so far.

For more information, please contact: Lucia Iglesias, tel: +33 (0)1 4568 1702; e-mail: l.iglesias@unesco.org