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Date(s) - 09/09/2015
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Website: www.unesco.org/events/international-literacy-day-2015-literacy-and-sustainable-societies

2015 Theme: Literacy and Sustainable Societies

Literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a crucial role in further learning.

This year, to celebrate literacy and the idea of it being integral to sustainable societies, a special event will be held at UNESCO Headquarters where the Director-General of UNESCO will attend.

The aims of the event are to ‘prepare the ground for literacy action in the post-2015 era,’ in particular:

– monitoring of literacy progress
– effective global coordination to ensure sustained and coordinated efforts for literacy

– key issues to be addressed in light of the Education 2030 Framework for Action discussed at the World Education Forum 2015 (Incheon, Republic of Korea, 19-22 May 2015) for adoption at the 38th session of UNESCO’s General Conference