Milestones of the Alliance

• Gijón meeting (Spain), 2000 (an initiative led by 4 Spanish-speaking publishers, in reaction to the emergence of Spanish multinationals in Latin America)
• Paris meeting (France), 2001 (some few days away from the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity)
• Foundation of the “Alliance of independent publisher association, for another globalisation”, as per Law 1901, (head office in Paris) 2002
• Dakar meeting (Senegal), 2003 (Declaration of unity amongst independent publishers)
• Guadalajara meeting (Mexico), 2005 (Declaration of independent publishers of the Latin world)
• International Assembly of independent publishers in Paris (France), 2007 (International declaration of independent publishers for the protection and promotion of bibliodiversity)
• Name change of the association, from now on known as International Alliance of independent publishers, 2008
• Creation of the International Committee of Independent Publishers (ICIP), 2009
• International Assembly of independent publishers – preparatory meetings and closing meeting in Cape Town (South Africa), 2012-2014 (International Declaration of independent publishers, to promote and strengthen bibliodiversity together, and 80 recommendations and tools in support of bibliodiversity)
• Creation of the Bibliodiversity Observatory, 2016

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