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International Literacy Day

Written by jen, 8th September 2009

Today is International Literacy Day, upon which, each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.

Today one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women while 75 million children are out of school.

Since its foundation in 1946, UNESCO has been at the forefront of global literacy efforts and is dedicated to keeping literacy high on national, regional and international agendas. However, with some 776 million adults lacking minimum literacy skills, literacy for all remains an elusive target.

UNESCO’s literacy programmes aim to create a literate world and promote literacy for all.

The Bloggers Unite Team have set up a special site dedicated to this day, click here to view it and join in.

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