International Literacy Day
Oh, what knowledge can
be gained by being
able to read
and write the same.
From Ancient Times
Until Today . . .
"Reading and Writing"
are . . .
- EPACHA Foundation -
September 8, 2023
Promoting literacy for a world in transition:
Building the foundation
for sustainable and peaceful societies
Celebrations in 2023 . . .
Rapidly changing global context took a new meaning over the past years, hampering the literacy progress and widening inequalities across world regions, countries, and populations. In low- and middle-income countries, the share of 10-year-old children who could not read and understand a simple text with comprehension has increased from 57 per cent in 2019 to an estimated 70 per cent in 2022.
In this context, this year’s International Literacy Day will be celebrated worldwide under the theme, ‘Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’.
ILD2023 will be an opportunity to join efforts to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) on education and lifelong learning and to reflect on the role of literacy in building more inclusive, peaceful, just, and sustainable societies. In doing so, it will embrace the reciprocal relations between literacy and other areas of development:
Literacy is central to the creation of such societies, while progress in other areas of development contributes to generating interest and motivation of people to acquire, use, and further develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
Under this theme, ILD2023 will be celebrated at the global, regional, country, and local levels across the world. At the global level, a conference will be organized in person and online on Friday, 8 September 2023, in Paris, France. This global celebration will include the award ceremony of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to announce this year's outstanding prizewinning programmes.
The event will be webcast (link available soon).
Text Courtesy, United Nations/UNESCO
Learn more on the following web page:
R e m i n d e r . . .
It's everyone's responsibility
to ensure a world of
"Literacy for All!"
Are YOU . . .
Investing . . .
in . . .
" L I TE R A C Y ? "
Being able to read & . . .
write is a very . . .
important "Human Right!"
Learn more about the history of
International Literacy Day
Click on the following web links:
"The UN's Sustainable Development Goals,
adopted by world leaders in September 2015,
promotes, as part of its agenda, universal
access to quality education and learning
opportunities throughout people’s lives.
has as one of its targets ensuring all
young people achieve literacy and
numeracy and that adults
who lack these skills are
given the opportunity to acquire them."
Above Quote Courtesy, United Nations
Make sure to promote the
Importance of “Literacy”
in your home, school and community!
If you’ve missed the work of EPACHA in its Phase I duration, please be encouraged to click on the below web links.
Sincerest Thanks are Extended to http://archive.org/web/ for having made possible an archived viewing of
EPACHA Foundation’s entire volume of its Phase I web pages:
Complete List of EPACHA - Phase I web pages:
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