Building peace in the minds of men and women

Celebration of the International Literacy Day in UNESCO Headquarters

When, local time: 
Monday, 9 September 2019 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 4- International Congress

September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.

This year’s International Literacy Day will be celebrated worldwide to promote literacy as part of the right to education, as well as a foundation for individuals’ empowerment and inclusive and sustainable development. With the specific theme of ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’, ILD 2019 will provide an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of the language and its diversity for individuals and society.