International Literacy Day

8 September was announced global proficiency day by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at fourteenth meeting of UNESCO’s General gathering. It was praised without precedent for 1967. Its point is to feature the significance of education to people, networks and social orders. Festivities happen in a few nations.


Nearly 775 million need least proficiency abilities; one of every five grown-ups are as yet not educated and 66% of them are ladies; 60.7 million kids are out-of-school and a lot more go to sporadically or drop out.

As indicated by UNESCO’s “Worldwide Monitoring Report on Education for All (2006)”, South Asia has the least provincial grown-up proficiency rate (58.6%), trailed by sub-Saharan Africa (59.7%). Nations with the most reduced proficiency rates on the planet are Burkina Faso (12.8%), Niger (14.4%) and Mali (19%). The report shows an unmistakable association among lack of education and nations in serious neediness, and among ignorance and preference against ladies.


Celebrations of International Literacy Day have included explicit topics, in accordance with Education For All objectives and other United Nations projects, for example, the United Nations Literacy Decade. The festival’s subject for 2007 and 2008 was “Proficiency and Health”, with prizes granted to associations at the front line of wellbeing training. This was likewise the topical accentuation of the 2007–2008 biennium of the United Nations Literacy Decade.In specific, International Literacy Day 2008 had a solid accentuation on Literacy and Epidemics with an attention on transferable ailments, for example, HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a portion of the world’s bleeding edge general wellbeing concerns. For 2009–2010 the accentuation was put on “Education and Empowerment”, with unique thought to Gender Equality and the strengthening of ladies. The subject of the 2011–2012 festivals is “Proficiency and Peace”.