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International Literacy Day
September 8, 2018 No Time Set.
UNESCO first declared 8 September as International Literacy Day in 1966, following a recommendation made by the World Congress of Ministers of Education on “the Eradication of Illiteracy”, held in Teheran in September 1965.
Each year INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY is celebrated with the aim to sensitize and mobilize international public opinion and to elicit their interest and active support for literacy activities. On this day, the Director-General of UNESCO addresses a message to the world, appealing to individuals, organizations and states to demonstrate their support and solidarity for literacy and to promote non-formal education for all, particularly for those who have been excluded from the school system.