(11 Sep 2019) Literature is among the crucial elements for a city’s growth. UNESCO, for instance, initiates World Book Capital and City of Literature programs that highlight the importance of literacy to advance a city and generate sustainable urban development.
Kuala Lumpur has been chosen as the 2020 World Book Capital, while in 2017 Bucheon in South Korea became the first Asian city listed as a City of Literature.
When is it to be the turn of Jakarta or other cities in Indonesia to be counted as a World Book Capital and City of Literature?
Learn how Indonesia is working toward this goal here.