International Literacy Day turns its focus toward the literacy skills necessary to navigate digital-mediated societies.
The UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals” are adopted by world leaders at the “World Education Forum” held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, promoting universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives.
The critical role of literacy is highlighted at the “World Conference on Education for All” in Jomtien, Thailand.
Governments, schools and communities around the world participate in activities designed to focus on effective ways to end illiteracy at the local level.
UNESCO declares September 8 International Literacy Day “…to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.”
Discussed at the “World Conference of Ministers of Education on the Eradication of Illiteracy,” held in Tehran, Iran.