International Literacy Day 2022 Theme, Quotes, Images, Activities, Images, Date in India Celebrated on:
On September 8, 2022, International Literacy Day (ILD) will be celebrated around the world with the theme “Literacy and skills development”. Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist, and at the same time the demands for skills required for work is evolving. This year, ILD explores and highlights integrated approaches that can simultaneously support the development of literacy and skills, to ultimately improve people’s life and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies.
“As we celebrate International Literacy Day, UNESCO would like to invite all actors around the world, in the field of education and beyond, to mobilize for the literacy of young people, adults and women. So that they, too, can have the right to dream and be free.”
Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with at least 771 million young people and adults lacking basic literacy skills today.
However, the current world literacy rate varies from country to country – for Niger it was 19.1% (2015) on the other hand it was 100% for North Korea in the same report. Although the education scene is not what it should be, we have come a long way since 1966 when the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decreed September 8th as International Literacy Day.The following year in 1966, during its 14th General Conference, UNESCO pursued the Literacy mission ahead and hence declared that each year September 8th be observed as International Literacy Day. The idea then was to promote literacy or formal education not just in children but in adults too who didn’t get a chance to pursue academics. “National educational plans should include schooling for children and literacy training for adults as parallel elements,” insisted the stakeholders.Meanwhile, chief minister of West Bengal has tweeted on International Literacy Day 2022, calling the issue of literacy a ‘key component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’