Among 20 others, three Iranians are to deliver a speech to the international congress.

Zohreh Qaeeni, an Iranian woman and the winner of the 2022 IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award, is invited to the congress for delivering her award and is to give a speech about her activities.

Two other Iranians, Hossein Sheikh-Rezaee and Ali Boozari will also deliver speeches at the world congress.

The 38th IBBY World Congress under the theme of “The Power of Stories” kicked off in Putrajaya, west-central Malaysia, on Monday (September 5) for four days.

Founded in Switzerland in 1953, the IBBY with its 80 sections across the world “represents countries with well-developed book publishing and literacy programs, and other countries with only a few dedicated professionals who are doing pioneer work in children's book publishing and promotion,” according to


Source: IRNA