UNESCO Director-General launches 50th anniversary celebrations of International Literacy Day | UNESCO

Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova launched the 50th International Literacy Day at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters on September 8, 2016 with a reminder of literacy’s power to realise the goals of the new global agenda.  Worldwide there are 758 million adults who cannot read or write a simple sentence, two thirds of them women and with the greatest bottlenecks to progress in Africa (UNESCO Institute for Statistics).

Source: UNESCO Director-General launches 50th anniversary celebrations of International Literacy Day | UNESCO

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