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Launched at UN Headquarters inthe Decade aims to increase literacy levels and to empower all people everywhere. In declaring this Decade, the international community recognised that the promotion of literacy is in the interest of all, as part of efforts towards peace, respect and exchange in a globalizing world.
The Decade was established for three reasons: On a global scale, one in five adults cannot read nor write. According to the latest estimates, million people are illiterate and two-thirds of these are women.
Basic education, within which literacy is the key learning tool, was recognised as a human right over 50 years ago, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This right continues to be violated for a large proportion of humanity.
Literacy efforts up to now have proved inadequate, at national and international levels.
The Decade is an opportunity to make a sustained collective effort which will go beyond one-shot programmes or campaigns. In response to these factors, efforts undertaken during the Decade are to target the poorest and most marginal social groups including women and to accompany initiatives to reduce poverty.
Literacy for all requires a renewed vision of literacy…. It also affirms that the realization of the right to education, especially for girls, contributes to the eradication of poverty. The International Plan of Action outlines the strategy and expected outcomes for the Decade.
It proposes six key areas of action to implement literacy for all: Policy change to provide a framework for local participation in literacy; Development of flexible programmes; Capacity building for literacy workers; Research; Monitoring and evaluation to measure progress in the respective regions.
It was created when it became apparent that existing literacy efforts would not be sufficient to achieve a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by LIFE targets the 35 countries that have a literacy rate of less than 50 percent or a population of more than 10 million people who cannot read nor write.
The review has been a key opportunity to take stock and set a clear direction for the promotion of literacy between and in all key areas of the UNLD Plan of Action.
It also used the momentum generated from the Regional Conferences to promote stronger policies and greater investment in literacy. The review aimed to identify concrete actions for the second half of the Decade.Literacy and Empowerment is the theme for the year of the United Nations Literacy Decade has been accepted.
About the Day: For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy . According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it is estimated that some million adults around the world lack minimum literacy skills.
UNESCO’s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) is a global strategic framework for the implementation of United Nations Literacy Decade (–), in order to meet the Education for All (EFA) goals, with particular focus on adult literacy and out-of-school children. It was created when it became apparent that existing literacy.
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The United Nations' (UN) International Literacy Day annually falls on September 8 to raise people's awareness of and concern for literacy issues in the world. International Literacy Day highlights the importance of literacy in areas such as health and education.
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