International Literacy Day: Literacy in a Digital World

When, local time: 
Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, 8 September 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
literacy@unesco.org

This year, the international conference will be titled: 'Literacy in a Digital World'. The main global celebration of the day will take place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris in the form of a two-day conference on 7 - 8 September, the highlight of which will be the awarding of the Literacy Prizes.

International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day, also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that can drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda.

Objectives of the International Conference:
- To deepen understandings of what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate in a digital world and what this means for literacy teaching and learning.
- To share and analyze promising practices with regard to policies, programmes, monitoring and evaluation as well as financing that advance literacy in a digital world.
- To explore how digital technologies can support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal 4, especially Target 4.6 on youth and adult literacy.