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null Unesco names Strasbourg as World book Capital for 2024 

Published on 21/07/2022 - Modified on 21/07/2022

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Unesco names Strasbourg as World book Capital for 2024 

Culture Europe, international

The first French city to obtain this title

On April 22, Jeanne Barseghian, Mayor of Strasbourg, formalized Strasbourg's candidacy for the UNESCO World Book Capital label for 2024 and presented its strategic project for the development of reading, for " everyone and everywhere ".
10 cities were in competition for this label. Three months after applying for this important title for our city, Strasbourg has been designated to become UNESCO World Book Capital in 2024 succeeding Accra (capital of Gana). 

UNESCO and the World Book Capital Advisory Committee were impressed by Strasbourg’s strong focus on books to meet the challenges of social tensions and climate change, with programs like 'Reading for the Planet’.