Date(s) - 09/09/2015
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