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UNESCO Literacy Prize winners for 2009 announced

A newspaper produced entirely by women in rural India is among the winners of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes this year. Innovative literacy projects in Burkina Faso, Afghanistan and the Philippines have won the other three awards, while a programme in Bhutan received an Honourable Mention. The laureates were proclaimed by the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, on the recommendation of an international Jury.

The award ceremony will take place at UNESCO in Paris on the occasion of the celebration of International Literacy Day, 8 September.



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