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International Literacy Day

September 8th was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. The purpose is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. More than 780 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) do not know how to read or write, and between 94 and 115 million children lack access to education. So share your love of reading by joining the many individuals and groups in promoting the importance of literacy today!

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