International Literacy Day

September 8, 2011

Unesco’s International Literacy Day is being marked by a series of events across a range of countries. This year’s event will focus on the link between literacy and peace.  As highlighted by UNESCO,  literacy continues to remain an elusive target: almost 800 million adults worldwide lack minimum literacy skills i.e.  about one in six adults. Females particularly are at risk of being denied access to basic education, a situation that UNESCO seeks to address.

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