To celebrate International Literacy Day on 8 September 2015, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is launching five new publications

The theme for the day which annually raises global awareness on literacy is Literacy and Sustainable Societies. Literacy has long been recognized as a powerful accelerator of sustainable development. At the same time, progress in areas of sustainable development such as health and agriculture serve as an enabling factor in the promotion of literacy and literate environments.

 These are complemented by other UIL recent publications on literacy: