“WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE” Join our campaign to celebrate the anniversary of human rights!

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Human rights are universal. They affirm the dignity and worth of the human personality. They also form the basis for the work of the international publishing industry. We can only publish our works freely in places that comply with human rights. They are a fundamental requirement for telling stories around the world, for spreading ideas beyond borders and inspiring readers worldwide.

Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted human rights in the form of 30 articles on one page. Together with Amnesty International, the United Nations (UN) and the television stations ARTE and ZDF, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse have started the active alliance “WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE” in order to celebrate this anniversary, but also to call renewed attention to the relevance and the urgently needed defence of these universal rights. The campaign “ON THE SAME PAGE” will start about one month before Frankfurter Buchmesse. At Frankfurter Buchmesse (10 - 14 October 2018), there will be various large and small events with our campaign partners, international authors and industry experts.

We would like to invite all publishers, booksellers, authors, translators, illustrators, poets, bloggers, satirists and many others to join our campaign and implement your own human rights activities and set an example for respect, cultural understanding and for a world free of poverty and fear.

If you want to be part of the campaign, just register by sending an e-mail samepage@book-fair.com. We will get in touch with you in the coming weeks.