1. What is KLWBC?

On 19 September 2018, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay named Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, as the World Book Capital for 2020. Kuala Lumpur was chosen on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee, which consists of representatives of the International Publishers Association (IPA). , the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and UNESCO based on applications received from cities around the world.
The city was chosen because of its strong focus on inclusive education, knowledge-based community development and accessible reading for all sections of the city’s population.
With the slogan “KL Baca – caring through reading”, the program focuses on four themes: reading in all its forms, development of book industry infrastructure, inclusion and digital access, and empowering children through reading.

2. The goal of KLWBC?

The goal of KLWBC 2020 is to increase interest in reading and access to books in Malaysia. In other words, KLWBC 2020 is responsible for promoting the process of building a reading culture as well as developing access to books for the community. At the same time celebrate the level of literacy in this country in order to function as a source of spreading knowledge. Unesco’s goal is to make the process of reading and bookkeeping as the basis for improving the quality of social civilization and the civilization of the nation’s mind.

3. When will KLWBC 2020 take place?

From 18 to 23 April, Dataran Merdeka will be the main location to celebrate the week of Kuala Lumpur’s declaration as the 20th WBC. Also from 23 April, Kuala Lumpur will be officially recognized as the Book Capital of the World until 22 April 2021.

4. What are the activities during KLWBC?

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