International Literacy Day 2015: Literacy and Sustainable Societies

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 8:00am to Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 8:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Contact: 
literacy@unesco.org

Celebration of the 2015 International Literacy Day and 2015 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes Award Ceremony. Literacy and Sustainable Societies will be the theme for this 2015 International Literacy Day.

A special event will be organized on 8-9 September 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in the presence of the Director-General of UNESCO. It intends to prepare the ground for literacy action in the post-2015 era, in particular:

- key issues to be addressed in light of the Education 2030 Framework for Action discussed at the World Education Forum 2015 (Incheon, Republic of Korea, 19-22 May 2015) for adoption at the 38th session of UNESCO’s General Conference
- monitoring of literacy progress
- effective global coordination to ensure sustained and coordinated efforts for literacy.

This event will also mark the 50th anniversary of the World Congress of Ministers of Education on the Eradication of Illiteracy (Islamic Republic of Iran, 1965), which made the Tehran recommendation on the proclamation of the International Literacy Day and advanced the notion of functional literacy. As in previous years, the 2015 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes Awards Ceremony will also take place.