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International Literacy Day
Every year on September 8, International Literacy Day is observed to raise awareness of the value of literacy for a society that values literacy and is sustainable. The day is observed globally at the national, regional, and municipal levels by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
International Literacy Day 2023 Overview
People are reminded of the value of literacy for themselves, their communities, and their countries by means of International Literacy Day. Every year, a special and noteworthy theme is used to commemorate the day, which emphasizes the conditions that must be met in order to contribute to the development of more literate society worldwide.
|Event||International Literacy Day 2023|
|International Literacy Day 2023 Date||September 8, 2023|
|Purpose||To raise awareness of the importance of literacy|
International Literacy Day 2023 Theme
‘Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’ is the theme. Literacy Day 2023 will be observed globally, regionally, nationally, and locally around the world under this topic. On Friday, September 8, 2023, a conference will be held both physically and virtually in Paris, France. The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes will be awarded as part of this worldwide event, revealing this year’s outstanding prizewinning activities.
International Literacy Day 2023 Significance
According to UNESCO, there are about 770 million individuals who are considered illiterate worldwide. According to the definition, these people are unable to read or write in at least one language. Nearly half of the people in this statistic are adults and women make up the vast majority of them.
With poverty and illiteracy frequently being associated problems and the public education system in these places not being adequately supported to meet the national education load, several low-income countries in Africa have literacy rates that are less than 45 percent. According to UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring report, governments must shoulder a higher portion of the cost of educating children and must view the educational system as a whole in order to completely eliminate illiteracy.
International Literacy Day 2023 History
The inaugural International Literacy Day was observed in 1967 after the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) established it during the 14th session of its General Conference in 1966. UNESCO established International Literacy Day on October 26, 1966, during the 14th session of the organization’s general assembly; it was first observed in 1967. The goal of this day is to underline the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and society as a whole because it leads to an educated and productive society.