International Literacy Day
Wednesday September 8th
“Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.
Today is International Literacy Day 2021.
International literacy day is celebrated to mark the importance of literacy and to remind that literacy is a right.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) declared September 8 as International Literacy Day in 1966.
International Literacy Day 2021: Theme
This year’s theme for World Literacy Day is “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. Theme of ILD 2021 is set to create more awareness among the people regarding digital literacy. As the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the learning of children, young people and adults, it has increased the divide of knowledge among the citizens.
World Literacy Day 2021: Significance
According to UNESCO, 773 million young adults all over the globe lack literacy skills today. ILD 2021 is an initiative that spreads awareness amongst the youth to be literate and curb the literacy divide. Also, literacy is a key component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Read more about International Literacy Day on the United Nations Website