“Those who say that the book offers a more intimate and less mediatized form of communication with the reader are right – there is no need to click on a mouse to plunge in,” says Antonio Skármeta in an article recently published in The UNESCO Courier. Other famous novelists, such as Jorge Adoum, Miguel Angel Asturias, Marshall McLuhan, Alejo Carpentier, Le Clézio, André Maurois, Alberto Moravia, Luis Sepúlveda also talk about the same passion: books!
Read their texts and discover UNESCO's selection of articles on copyright issues.
- World Braille Day (4 January)
- International Day of Education (24 January)
- World Poetry Day (21 March)
- World Creativity and Innovation Day (21 April)
- World Intellectual Property Day (26 April)
- International Literacy Day (8 September)
- International Day for Universal Access to Information (28 September)
- International Translation Day (30 September)
- World Teachers' Day (5 October)
- World Philosophy Day (19 November)
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.