Supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the IPA and Frankfurt have initiated a program for publishers’ participation.
Two years into its work, the book program for children devised by the United Nations and IPA gets a lusophone wing.
On UNICEF’s World Children’s Day, the IPA reminds international publishers that their children’s books can be part of the SDG Book Club.
Works by Ángela Lago, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Omaima Ezadeen are on the first reading list announced by the United Nations’ new SDG Book Club.
The first selection of children’s books in the International Publishers Association’s SDG Book Club with the United Nations is due on April 2 at Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
More than half-a-million accessible texts from the United States have immediately become available to visually impaired people in the 78 nations adherent to the Marrakesh Treaty.
The SDG Book Club will curate a monthly reading list of books for young readers that encourages them to engage with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In stating its support for two years of discussion, the International Publishers Association at WIPO’s semiannual committee meetings signaled its stance on international copyright exceptions in education.
Telling US Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee that the alternative is discrimination against readers with disabilities, Allan Adler conveys to the the Hill the Association of American Publishers’ readiness to support ratification and implementation of The Marrakesh Treaty.
Still requiring passage and the president’s signature to pass into US law, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act now has been introduced with a level of bipartisan support rare in this age of political rancor.