Celebrate International Literacy Day!

September 8 is International Literacy Day! UNESCO is celebrating the day under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates and honors the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world. It also addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy in the future.

Teal poster with the number 50 created out of white reading objects and letters from various alphabets.

UNESCO Literacy Day 2016

Download the poster and follow along on Twitter with commemorations around the world, tagged with #LiteracyDay.

OCTAE salutes our 1.5 million adult education students, over 46,000 teachers, and over 9,000 tutors who made literacy a priority last year.

Get more facts about OCTAE’s programs in two new fact sheets: