Literacy day celebrated worldwide

06 September 2019 | Education

In an effort for governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8 September every year.
According to the United Nations (UN), literacy is a key component of their sustainable development goals and the agenda for sustainable development by 2030.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by world leaders in September 2015, promotes universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives. Sustainable development goal 4 aims to ensure that all young people achieve literacy and numeracy and that adults who lack these skills, are given the opportunity to acquire them.
This year’s focus is on Literacy and Multilingualism. “Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist, distributed unevenly across countries and populations. Embracing linguistic diversity in education and literacy development is central to addressing these literacy challenges and to achieving the sustainable development goals,” read a statement by the UN.

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