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Countries across the world celebrate International Literacy Day today.

International Literacy Day-2020 will be focusing on Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

The theme will highlight literacy learning in a life-long learning perspective and  mainly focus on youth and adults. 

This day was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on 26th October 1966 at the 14th Session of UNESCO’s General Conference.

Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.

It was celebrated for the first time in 1967 .

Online Events

The global celebrations of International Literacy Day on 8 September 2020 will be composed of two virtual meetings:

  • Meeting on ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond: the role of educators and changing pedagogies’ (13:30-15:30 in Paris time)
  • Meeting on the Laureates of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2020 (16:00-17:00 in Paris time).

In India , Kerala continues to be the top performer while Andhra Pradesh scored least. Delhi comes in 2nd.

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