Tuesday, September 08, 2015

International Literacy Day

Rather belatedly, Today was International Literacy Day. http://internationalliteracyday.org/
There is a Call To Action on the IFLA website, with a quotation from Kofi Annan " For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential." and IFLA says "On International Literacy Day, 8 September 2015,we would like to ask the United Nations Member States to go further in their ambitions to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all as stated in the Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Goal 4." IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) then identifies the key action points. http://www.ifla.org/node/9861

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