The following is posted on the UNESCO web page http://www.unesco.org/en/literacy/advocacy/international-literacy-day/
On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.
Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 759 million adults lack minimum literacy skills which means that one in five adults is still not literate; 72 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.
Please click here to see the 2010 International Literacy Day programme/invitation
A printed copy of the programme/invitation will be requested at the entrance on 8th September.