The congress was due to be held in Moscow, Sept. 5-7, 2020, but was postponed to Sept. 10-12, 2021. The event is being held in an offline (in-person) and online format, IRNA reported.

Children’s literature expert Zohreh Qaini delivered a speech on the theme of “women in disadvantaged societies change the fate of children at risk,” according to the Children’s Book Council of Iran.

During a panel discussion, she also talked about projects and plans to promote book reading.

Qaini is a children’s literature translator, lecturer, researcher and historian. She is the co-author of the 10-volume research book, ‘The History of Children’s Literature in Iran’.

She is the director of the ‘Read with Me’ project. She also served as a member of the IBBY Executive Committee from 2016 to 2020.

In addition, four articles will be presented by Iranian writers at the congress.

IBBY’s biennial international congresses bring together IBBY members and other people involved in children’s books and reading development from all over the world. The congresses are excellent occasions to make contacts, exchange ideas and open horizons, according to

Every two years a different National Section hosts the congress. Several hundred people attend the lectures, panel discussions, seminar sessions and workshops on current congress themes.

Source: Iran daily