International Literacy Day 2011 : Literacy for Peace

international literacy day.jpgThis year’s International Literacy Day, celebrated world-wide on 8 September, will focus on the link between literacy and peace. 

On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. 

Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 793 million adults lack minimum literacy skills which means that about one in six adults is still not literate; 67.4 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

Linda Bordoni spoke to UNESCO's Clinton Robinson, a Senior Programme Specialist with the Education Sector about the significance of the annual occurence, about this year's theme which is linked to peace, about UNESCo's programmes to increase literacy, about what literacy actually means and about how each and every one of us can participate in building a more literate world. 

listen to the interview on Vatican Radio ... : >> RealAudioMP3 

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