Written by Tina Walker, Library Services Associate
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.1
1. UNESCO. (2010). Literacy. http://www.unesco.org/en/literacy/.