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PBBY has been active on the international level. PBBY attended all IBBY Congresses since 2004 the first was in 2002 as Individual Member. some documentation to follow later.

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Palestine in Athens IBBY Congress & IBBY’s Honour List (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 12 April 2021 by Rania
A few days ago IBBY successfully ended its interesting thirty sixth Congress in Athens. More than five hundred participants attended from around the world. The theme of the Congress was “ East Meets West through Fairy Tales”. Three members of IBBY Palestine participated in the Congress: Jehan (...)


International Children’s Book Day 2021 (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Wednesday 31 March 2021 by Rania
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor (...)


The Israeli Aggression on Gaza - a slide show (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Saturday 13 March 2021 by admin
Palestine in the 34th BBY Congress PBBY Participated in IBBY Congress- Mexico City, September 2014 Jehan Helou gave a PowerPoint presentation ( 12 September) entitled : Children in Crisis Situations: Palestinians Under Occupation Her presentation* was submitted to the organizers of the (...)


On the Occasion of Tamer Institute Awarded the AlMA (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 1 March 2021 by Rania
Dear Jury Members, Thank You ALMA! With great appreciation and pleasure we received the heart warming news that Tamer Institute for Community Education is awarded the 2009 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Though long awaited, this valuable recognition could not have come at a better timing!! (...)


Children in Crisis: Restoring School Libraries in Beirut, Lebanon (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
01/15/2021 The pictures are unforgettable: a massive explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020 destroyed houses, shops, restaurants, hospitals and schools throughout the city. The destruction was especially damaging in neighbourhoods of low-income families living in overcrowded (...)


IBBY solidarity with our children in Gaza Palestine (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
Great solidarity of IBBY with our children in Gaza Palestine, listen to IBBY President’s speech and the Executive Secretary : Bolona book-fair is the largest children book fair in the world https://m.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FMyWebTvLive%2Fvideos%2F170272


IBBY Support for the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Non-Discrimination (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
Since its founding in 1953, the International Board on Books for Young People has promoted understanding and acceptance of others in all countries of the world. One of its main missions is to promote international understanding through children’s books and this is successfully done with strict (...)


IBBY Children in Crisis Fund (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
The IBBY Children in Crisis Fund provides support for children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder or natural disaster. The two main activities that are supported by the Fund are the therapeutic use of books and storytelling in the form of bibliotherapy, and the creation (...)


IBBY Gaza Appeal 2014 (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
IBBY Children in Crisis Illustration 2014 Appeal to rebuild the IBBY Libraries in Gaza 2014 has been a year notable for violence, conflict and destructionAutomatic word wrap IBBY has been supporting two children’s libraries in the Gaza Strip since 2008. One library was situated in the northern (...)


’We’re trapped ... books free our minds’ (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Wednesday 27 January 2021 by Rania
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/dec/11/israel In the third week of our appeal, Conal Urquhart reports on the Palestinian institute making sure children don’t grow up illiterate Nadeen cradles her folder. She carefully lays it on the table and takes out four books, a notebook, a pencil (...)


Children Solidarity: Letters of Apprection (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 6 April 2015 by admin
Letters of the Children of Gaza to the Children of Pakistan Al Sikka Library Anwar Fayyad- 11 years When our house was destroyed I felt lonely and nobody encouraged me to return to my normal life. But thanks to the support of the children of Pakistan with some of your simple handcraft work (...)


Children in Crisis Situations: Palestinians under Occupation (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Thursday 6 November 2014 by admin
PBBY Presentation in IBBY 34th Congress in Mexico In a workshop dealing with the subject of children in difficult situation , and their right to equal rights. The workshop was moderated by Akoss Ofori-Mensah EC IBBY member. The speakers were Hossein Sheykh Rezaee, Timotea Vrablova, Nina (...)


IBBY Palestine in Mexico Congress (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Wednesday 1 October 2014 by admin
IBBY Palestine participated in the successful IBBY 34th Congress in Mexico. We were represented by PBBY President Jehan Helou and Executive Secretary Afaf Abu Nahleh Harb. The theme of the Congress was Reading as an Inclusive Experience - All Means All. Around 70 IBBY sections were (...)


Elected to IBBY’s EC (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
IBBY’s 31st Congress, convened in Copenhagen in 2008. The Congress Theme was Stories in History-History in Stories Four PBBY members attended the Congress Dr. Kanaana and Arham Damen chairwoman of Tamer Institute Safa Abu Asab from diakonia and Jehan Helou who was elected to the EC Committee (...)


Tribute to Britt Saksson (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
This is a Palestinian tribute to a wonderful friend and member of the Swedish IBBY.


IBBY Ireland Conference (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
In December 2003, the president of IBBY Palestine and the General Director of Tamer Institute Jehan Helou was invited to Ireland to take part in IBBY Ireland conference: Fighting for Writing …Children’s Books in Areas of Conflict. The aim of the conference was to give International and local (...)


Book Fair Nami Island (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
PBBY was invited by Nami Island Team to Nambook-007 International book fair in May of that year. Jehan Helou and Olivia Qandah participated, and they carried Palestinian children which were nicely exhibited at the book exhibition. as seen in the PP. The book fair was accompanied by a seminar (...)


Peace Story, Nami Island (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
International meeting at the launching of the 22 stories of Peace Story in Nami Island in South Korea PBBY at NABOOK-010 PBBY was honored to be part of the creative NABOOK-010 the Peace Festival/ Peace Story. PBBY President Jehan Helou was member of the International Planning Committee which (...)


USBBY NL on Palestine (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin


IBBY 32nd Congress (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Theme: the Strength of Minorities Santiago de Compostela Spain in 2010 Jehan Helou and Renad Qubbaj General Director of Tamer Institute participated from IBBY Palestine, Dr. Sharif Kanaana, who was supposed to present a paper on “Writing Stories for Refugees” apologized for personal reasons. (...)


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