UNESCO marks International Literacy Day
Today, September 8, 2020 is international literacy day. Every September 8 was declared international literacy day by UNESCO on 26 October 1966.
The declaration took place on the 14th session of UNESCO’s General conference.
International literacy day is celebrated worldwide by all UN member states.
It’s aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.
Today’s celebration takes place in several countries.
Taking to twitter UNESCO wrote: “International Literacy Day commemoration is to highlight the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies, where no one is left behind
Learning how to read and write should be a significant milestone for everyone.
But millions of adults and youth are still left out.”
They concluded by calling on people to promote learning throughout life.
By Chinaza Ezenwa