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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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Palestinian IBBY Honour List Winners (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Tuesday 19 April 2022 by Rania
By Jehan Helou The Palestinian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has announced the Palestinian entries on the 2022 Honour List that features a selection of outstanding recently published books and constitutes one of the most prestigious international (...)


The Innovative Winners from Palestine of IBBY Honour List 2022 (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Sunday 27 February 2022 by Rania
IBBY/Palestine (the International Board of Books for the Young People) would like to congratulate the winners of IBBY Honour List 2022 for their outstanding books on authorship, translation and illustration in addition to the book publishers. NABILA ESPANIOLY - Author of "Farashat al-Naserah" (...)


UNESCO’s visit to IBBY Palestine (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Tuesday 22 February 2022 by Rania
UNESCO Delegation Visit to the Library of IBBY Palestine in Gaza Handing Khitam her prize for winning UNESCO’s "World Tales" competition Giovanni SCEPI Head of the Culture Unit at UNESCO Palestine, and Youssef Al-Ejla, Head of UNESCO Office visited PBBY Shawka give Khitam al-Hissi the (...)


Seasons Greetings From Ibby Palestine (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 20 December 2021 by Rania
Our Wishes for a Better, Kinder and Peaceful World!


Khitam from IBBY library in Gaza is a laureate in UNESCO ISF "WORLD TALES" (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Monday 9 August 2021 by Rania
IBBY Palestine was very happy to receive the followig letter to Khitam Hissi : Dear Khitam al-Hissi, We hope that this email finds you and your loved ones well and healthy in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are writing to you to inform you that your entry to the UNESCO (...)


Stories Told by and for Palestinian Children (Regional & Int’l Activities)

Tuesday 4 May 2021 by Rania
Stories Told by and for Palestinian Children The main topic of this presentation is the writing of stories for children. The children I am concerned with here are those between the ages of three or four up to the age of nine or 10, that is, before the age where they start to show any (...)


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
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
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
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
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
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 (...)


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