International Literacy Day
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Every year 8 September is observed as International Literacy Day.
It 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.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the day on October 26, 1966, at the 14th session of UNESCO's General Conference.
- The International Literacy Day was first celebrated in 1967.
Theme 2022 :
- The theme of the International Literacy day 2022: Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces
- UNESCO will organise a two day hybrid International event on 8 and 9 September 2022, in the African country of Côte d’Ivoire to observe the International Literacy Day. .
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) :
- It is a specialised agency of the United Nations.
- It was set up on 16 November 1945.
- Its Headquarters : Paris, France
- Director General: Audrey Azoulay
- The organisation has 193 members and 11 Associate members.
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