International Literacy Day 2016

When, local time: 
Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 9 September 2016 - 1:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Contact: 
literacy@unesco.org

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the International Literacy Day (2016).

This event will 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 2016 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes Awards Ceremony will also take place.