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International Literacy Day

September 8

Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world on September 8 to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with at least 773 million young people and adults lacking basic literacy skills today.

Learn more via UNESCO’s website here.

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September 8
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