Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Member of the Dubai Council, congratulated Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi on her selection as President of the International Publishers Association.
Her Highness wrote on her official Twitter account: “We congratulate Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi for her choice as President of the International Publishers Association … the second woman to occupy this position and the first Arab woman, which represents her active role in the publishing sector.”
Her Excellency Noura bint Muhammad Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, also congratulated Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, and congratulated her on this choice and the high success that she deserves. Big and important achievement.
Her Excellency Noor Al Kaabi said in her tweet: “We congratulate Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi for her choice as President of the International Publishers Association … the first Arab woman, and the second woman ever to occupy this high position, for 124 years … We are proud of her … We look forward to her role. Global publishing industry advancement ».
The International Publishers Union announced yesterday the appointment of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi as president of the federation, starting from its next business cycle for the year 2021, to be the first Arab and Emirati woman to hold this position in the history of the federation, and the second woman in the world after the Argentine Anna Maria Cabanillas, who took over the presidency of the federation during the two years 2004 – 2008.
This came during the Federation’s General Assembly meeting, which was held via the Zoom platform, with the participation of a group of union members.
Sheikha Bodour has held the position of Vice President of the International Publishers Association for the past two years after she was elected to this position during the 2018 General Assembly meetings at the Frankfurt International Book Fair. The selection of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi for this high international position.
Which is one of the most influential positions in the book and knowledge industry, an Arab and international precedent embodying its efforts to support the publishing industry and publishers at the local and global levels, through a series of international initiatives in which it led quality efforts to serve the publishing sector in various countries of the world. International for the cultural march of the Emirate of Sharjah in particular and the United Arab Emirates in general.
During her career, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi achieved many achievements that had a great impact on the journey of Emirati knowledge, as she founded the Emirates Publishers Association in 2009, and thanks to her efforts, she gained full membership in the International Publishers Association in 2012.
Sheikha played a prominent role in crowning Sharjah with the title of “The World Book Capital 2019”, making Sharjah the first Gulf city to obtain this title and the third in the Arab world and the Middle East region. Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi chaired the Advisory Committee and the Sharjah World Book Capital office.
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi has made great strides in support of the right of children and adolescents to obtain a high-quality knowledge and creative product that advances their future and meets their aspirations. It is concerned with publishing books for children and adolescents in Arabic, in addition to establishing the UAE Council on Books for Young People, the national branch of the “International Council on Books for Young People.”
Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi confirmed her vision to support the book industry at the international level through the establishment of the PublisHer Foundation. She also led efforts to organize the International Publishers Association’s regional conference in Lagos, Nairobi, and Amman.
It should be noted that the International Publishers Association is one of the oldest international professional organizations in the world and includes national and regional publishers’ federations, and through its members it represents the interests of thousands of them around the world.
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