September 8 – International Literacy Day

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  • The International Literacy Day was thus declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on September 8, 1965, to awaken the awareness of the international community about the importance of literacy in people, communities and societies.

    The International Literacy Day, celebrated every September 8, is an opportunity for governments, civil society and other stakeholders highlight advances in global rates of literacy and reflect on the problems that lie ahead in this countryside.

    Literacy is a key component to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda.

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), approved by world leaders in September 2015, promote universal access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for individuals.

    Specifically, one of the goals of Goal 4 is aimed at ensuring that all young people learn to read and write and have basic numeracy skills, and that adults who lack such skills have the opportunity to acquire them.

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