HCA NEWS Hans Christian Andersen celebrated by UNESCO

UNESCO, the UN body for education, science and culture, has published Hans Christian Andersen in their collection of representative works in connection with the Andersen 2005 bicentenary.

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 02 March 2004

UNESCO celebrates the Hans Christian Andersen bicentenary in 2005 by including the Danish storyteller in the UNESCO collection of representative works for the duration of 2004 and 2005 In their motivation UNESCO states:

"The works of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) occupies a special place in world literature and now forms part of the collective imagination. Andersen raised fairytales to the rank of a separate literary genre directed not just to children but to adults as well. His concern for oppressed, marginalised and suffering children pervades his work, which has become everyone's heritage. He has been published in UNESCO's collection of representative works."

UNESCO will publish a brochure with all contributors to the collection of representative works 2004-2005.