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UNESCO Named Accra, Ghana, the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2023

UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay has named Accra, Ghana, the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2023, following the evaluation of the World Book Capital advisory committee. Accra was selected “for its strong focus on young people and their potential to contribute to the culture and wealth of Ghana. Accra’s proposed program seeks to use the power of books to engage these young people, as an effective way of skilling up the next generation.” The year of celebrations started on April 23, World Book and Copyright Day. For more information, go to


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