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The MoU ratifies the naming of Sharjah as the World Book Capital 2019
Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), Head of Sharjah's World Book Capital Organising Committee; and Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in Paris.
The MoU aims to enhance cooperation in culture, especially in organising events and launching initiatives that celebrate books and contribute to promoting reading during Sharjah's tenure as World Book Capital 2019.
Signed at the UNESCO headquarters, in the presence of HE Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the UAE Minister of Education, and HE Abdullah Ali Misbah Al-Nuaimi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to UNESCO, the agreement has occurred within two months of Sharjah being recognised as the World Book Capital 2019 – a title given by UNESCO each year to one city in the world that plays instrumental leading role in the field of the knowledge creation as well as actively promotes books and reading.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi remarked: “Sharjah's rich cultural project reflects a four-decade long journey in which the emirate has grown from strength to strength in the fields of science, literature, and the arts. For our efforts, we were honoured with prestigious international recognitions like ‘Arabic Culture Capital in 1998, and ‘Islamic Culture Capital' in 2014. Today, we have added yet another golden title the emirate's achievements with the World Book Capital 2019 title.”
Sheikha Bodour added: “When it comes to building a healthy and progressive society, the promotion of knowledge is key. We continually strive to realise this goal by nurturing our children's intellectual and creative capabilities. Our success is manifested in the progress our communities, characterised by growing development in the field of culture, intellect and innovation.”
“Being named the World Book Capital is a medal we pride ourselves for. We will carry it with us as we continue on the path of building Sharjah as a city that embraces literature, knowledge and culture in almost every language in the world, in collaboration with multiple entities and concerned authorities,” Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi concluded.
HE Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, commended the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, which aim to promote books and reading among all segments of the community. The Minister reiterated that the selection of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019 is first and foremost recognition of His Highness's commitment to culture and knowledge, saying that the MoU will lead to the further elevation of Sharjah as befits its prestigious global status in the cultural field.
HE also emphasised that the UAE seeks to establish cultural sustainability by nurturing generations who are open to other peoples and who are equipped with the tools that will enable them to effectively engage with different cultures. To this end, he outlined the UAE Ministry of Education's launch of an array of initiatives designed to foster the love for reading in students. He said that through these educational programmes that have been formulated to empower young people and to imbue them with a variety of skills, the Ministry is succeeding in creating a cadre of students who are passionate about knowledge, reading and engaging with different cultures.
The agreement allows Sharjah to contribute to enhancing initiatives and projects, and to foster a culture of reading, highlighting the value of books through community-focused activities that will engage both the emirate's residents and visitors. This will bring people of diverse nationalities living in Sharjah closer and strengthen the role of the book in facilitating intercultural communication – one of the most important tools to encourage tolerance, love and peace among people representing different communities.
The selection of Sharjah as the world's 19th city to be named the World Book Capital by UNESCO's World Capital International Committee comes in recognition of its pivotal role in supporting books and fostering a culture reading as well as embracing intercultural, knowledge-based dialogue. The honour is also a recognition of the emirate's immense efforts to promote reading on both the Arab and international levels. Sharjah is the first city in the GCC and third in the Arab world and Middle East to have been crowned with this prestigious title after Alexandria and Beirut.
Since 2001, the World Book Capital's international Committee, which comprises representatives from the International Publishers Association (IPA), International Booksellers Federation (IBF) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), receives and evaluates entries submitted by world cities to select the World Book Capital for a one-year period.



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