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. 


Background : 

  • 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. .


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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