Monday, September 08, 2008

International Literacy Day

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
This special day was established by the United Nations to encourage universal literacy with assistance and materials.

First observed on September 8, 1967, the aim of International Literacy Day is to focus attention on the need to promote worldwide literacy.

It is estimated that 875 million of the world's adults do not know how to read or write, and that more than 110 million children lack access to education.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the founder of International Literacy Day, and is responsible for appointing a jury to award international literacy prizes ...

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