The first observation of International Literacy Day took place in 1966. Observation of this day was initiated by UNESCO aiming to remind global communities about the level of literacy among adults and children around the world and its importance in everyday life.
The highest rate of illiterate adults is in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali. According to UNESCO's Global Monitoring Report on Education for All, the poorer the country the lower the rate of literacy there. And majority of illiterate people are women. International organizations support educative programs, that are held around the world. Mostly these programs are aimed at educating women and girls, because usually they have no opportunity to go to school.Remind me with Google Calendar
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