International Literacy Day
Tuesday 8th September 2015
International Literacy Day raises people’s awareness of and concern for literacy problems within their own communities.
New technologies, including mobile telephones, also offer fresh opportunities for literacy for all. We must invest more, and I appeal to all Members States and all our partners to redouble our efforts – political and financial – to ensure that literacy is fully recognized as one of the most powerful accelerators of sustainable development. The future starts with the alphabet. UNESCO Director-General