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International Literacy Day 2016

50th n O O ANNIVERSARY OF * A uESEI é n Кой INTERNATIONAL United Natons: Å AU cultural Organization éžášn Я еа LITERACY DAY Educational, Scientific and *A uea Avé LITERACY READING THE PAST WRITING THE FUTURE TEHRAN INCHEON CONGRESS (1965) "Literacy teaching should be resolutely oriented towards development, and should be an integral part not only of any national education plans but also of plans and projects for development in all sectors of the national life. In view of mankind's needs today, education can no longer be confined to the school. (.) Functional literacy for adults must, moreover, involve the whole of society and not governments only." DECLARATION (2015) "We commit to promoting quality lifelong learning opportunities for all, in all settings and at all levels of education. (.) We further commit to ensuring that all youth and adults, especially girls and women, achieve relevant and recognized functional literacy and numeracy proficiency levels and acquire life skills, and that they are provided with adult learning, education and training opportunities." LITERACY IN THE WORLD OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL PROGRESS IN LITERACY RATES OVER 15 YEARS +4% +4% +6% ADULTS AGED 15 AND ABOVE YOUTH AGED 15-24 WOMEN AGED 15 AND ABOVE 82% 87% 77% 86% 91% 83% 2000 2015 | Note: 2015 values are UIS projections IMPORTANT PROGRESS IN LITERACY RATES FOR YOUTH BY COUNTRY IMPORTANT PROGRESS IN LITERACY RATES FOR WOMEN BY COUNTRY +25% +23% +20% +31% +30% +24% MOROCCO ZAMBIA NEPAL BURUNDI TIMOR-LES TE EGYPT ADULT LITERACY RATE YOUTH LITERACY RATE LESS THAN 50% 50% TO 59% 60% TO 69% 70% TO 79% 80% TO 89% 90% TO 100% NO DATA Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, June 2016 Since 2000, literacy among youth (aged 15 - 24 years) has risen steadily to 91% globally in 2014, thanks to better access to schooling and compulsory education in most countries. But in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, youth literacy rates are still just 71% and 84% respectively. For young women in sub-Saharan Africa, the rate remains dismally low at 66%. YOUTH ILLITERATE POPULATION GLOBAL ILLITERATE POPULATION* Age 15 -24 9% 758,000,000 15% 114 MILLION OF THE WORLD'S 59% are GIRLS ILLITERATE POPULATION ARE REFERS TOTHE 2014 VALUES 15% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS ILLITERA TE YOUNG WOMEN (AGE 15 - 24) 50 YEARS OF LITERACY 2030 SDG 4.6: "ENSURE THAT ALL YOUTH ANDA SUBSTANTIAL PROPORTION OF ADULTS, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, ACHIEVE LITERACY AND NUMERACY." QUALITY 4 EDUCATION INCHEON DECLARATION (2015) LITERACY AS THE FOUNDATION OF UFELONG LEARNING (-) IS PART OF A WIDER SET OF KEY COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. EDUCATION 2030: TOWARDS INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE QUALITY EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING FOR ALL. LITERACY FOR ALL! V Equity / Cultural / Human Rights Identity Development UN LITERACY DECADE (2003-2012) 2010 LITERACY = SOCIAL PRACTICE Citizenship FSIES CTERED PROVISION = CONTEXT-SENSITIVE AND WHY LITERACY? LITERACY IS A FOUNDATION DAKAR FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION: EDUCATION FOR ALL (2000) ACHIEVING 50% IMPROVEMENT IN LEVELS OF ADULT LITERACY BY 2015, ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN, AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO BASIC AND CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ALL ADULTS. FOR ALL FURTHER LEARNING LITERACY CARRIES PROFOUND INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL BENEFITS 2000 Learning to HAMBURG DECLARATION ON ADULT LEARNING (1997) ADULT LITERACY: “IN EVERY SOCIETY LITERACY IS A NECESSARY SKILL IN ITSELF AND ONE OF THE FOUNDAVTIONS OF OTHER LIFE SKILLS" 21ST CENTURY 4 PILLARS OF EDUCATION INFORMAL THE BASIC LEARNING NEEDS OF YOUTH AND ADULTS ARE WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION FOR ALL, JOMTIEN (1990) DIVERSE AND SHOULD BE MET THROUGHA VARIETY OF DELIVERY SYSTEMS. LITERACY PROGRAMMES ARE INDISPENSABLE BECAUSE LITERACY IS A NECESSARY SKILL FORMAL NON-FORMAL IN ITSELF AND THE FOUNDATION OF OTHER LIFE SKILLS. 1990 LEARNING FREEDOM! LITERACY AS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIBERATION OF MAN AND WOMAN, AND THEIR "FULL DEVELOPMENT PERSEPOLIS DECLARATION (1975) 1970 FUNCTIONAL LITERACY FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ab WORLD CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS ON THE ERADICATION OF ILLITERACY, TEHRAN (1965) RATHER THAN AN END IN ITSELF, LITERACY SHOULD BE REGARDED AS A WAY OF PREPARING MAN FOR A SOCIAL, CIVIC AND ECONOMIC ROLE 1st INTERNATIONAL UTERACY DAr 1966 READING 2+2=4 WRITING ARITHMETIC 1960 SOURCES 50 Final Report from the World Conference of Ministers of Education on the Eradication of Illiteracy, Tehran, Iran (1965) World Education Forum 2015, Incheon Declaration, Inche on, Korea (2015) UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Data for 2014 and projections for 2015 Dakar Framework for Action: Education for AlL Dakar, Senegal (2000) Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning. Hamburg. Germany (1997) World Declaration on Education for All and Framework for Action to meet Basic Learning Needs, Jom tien, Thailand (1990) Persepolis Declaration, International Symposium for Literacy, Persepolis, Iran (1975) The Plurality of Literacy and its Implications for Policies and Programmes: Publication by UNESCO Education Sector (2004) П 8 September 2016 INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY Literacy. A UNESCO Perspective: Publication by UNESCO Education Sector (2003) United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015) Design: Antonio di Vico/Magnethic.com LIVE

International Literacy Day 2016

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates ...

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