International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

million adults lack minimum literacy skills % one in five adults is still not literate million children are out-of-school September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the...

Teaching Literacy

In a world where more than 10% of the population can’t read or write, improving literacy rates must be a priority. UNESCO’s International Literacy Prizes reward groundbreaking programs that show the central role of literacy in promoting sustainable development....

“Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.”

– Kofi Annan

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