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Strasbourg named UNESCO World Book Capital for 2024

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PARIS, 21st July, 2022 (WAM) — Strasbourg will be UNESCO World Book Capital in 2024, German press agency (dpa) reported.

The north-eastern French city has made the book a medium for addressing the challenges of social cohesion and climate change, UNESCO Director Audrey Azoulay in Paris said in a press release on Wednesday explaining the choice.

She said Strasbourg was also praised for its literary heritage and its planned activities aimed at linking literature with other artistic disciplines.

The anniversary year will begin on 23rd April, 2024, World Book and Copyright Day.

Since 2001, the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has been honouring cities that promote books and reading in a special way.

This year, Guadalajara in Mexico holds the title, and in 2023 it will be the turn of Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa.

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