International Literacy Day – Facts



subscribe to our channel for more unknown facts videos on November 17th 1965 UNESCO had announced September rave as International Literacy Day and was first celebrated in 1966 the objective of celebrating this day is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals communities and societies this year theme for International Literacy days literacy in a digital world this year International Literacy day will highlight the challenges and opportunities in promoting literacy in the digital world every year on 7 and 8th of September a special two-day event he's organised at UNESCO headquarter in Paris on this day international literacy prizes are awarded to the people for their excellent literacy practices around the world this year UNESCO s' International Literacy prizes will be awarded to winners from Canada Colombia Jordan Pakistan in South Africa according to UNESCO about 774 million adults lack the minimum literacy skills 122 million youth around the world are not literate out of them 60% of youth are girls subscribe to our channel for more unknown facts videos worldwide low literacy rates can be linked to several disasters such as high infant mortality and the spread of several diseases in excess of two hundred thirty billion dollars a year in health care costs is linked to low adult literacy according to UNESCO South and West Asia as the lowest adult literacy rate 58.6% at present the global literacy rate for all males is 90% and the rate for all females is eighty two point seven percent since 1999 in developing nations the literacy rate for girls has increased only eight percent 1% rides and women's literacy is three times more likely to reduce deaths and children high illiteracy rates increases poverty drugs and alcohol abuse and crime rates in society International Literacy day is an international observance and not a public holiday UNESCO report suggests that due to increased access to schooling the global youth literacy rate has increased to 91% philanthropic organizations organize events to uplift the children's educational condition through competitions offering scholarships and prizes literacy is a part of UN's 2030 agenda for sustainable development which aims to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all thanks for watching don't miss to subscribe to our channel for more unknown facts videos

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