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International Literacy Day Observed On September 8

Utkarsh Classes 07-09-2023
International Literacy Day Observed On September 8 Important Day 2 min read

Every year September 8 is observed as  the International Literacy Day .  According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) “the International literacy day is observed to  remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.” 

According to UNESCO in 2020 at least 763 million young people and adults in the world lack basic literacy skills. Literacy skill means a person's  ability to read or write in a language .

Background to the International Literacy day 

At the 14th session of the UNESCO’s General Conference held in 1966 , a resolution was passed to observe 8 September as International Literacy Day.

The first International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967.

Theme of the International Literacy Day 2023

The theme of the International Literacy day 2023 is : Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’.  

UNESCO will organise an International event on 8 September in Paris, France on the occasion of the International Literacy Day. 

UNESCO( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

Members : It has 195 Members and 8 Associate Members

Headquarters : Paris, France 

FAQ

Answer : September  8

Answer :Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’. 

Answer : Paris, France 

Answer : 1967
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