International Literacy Day is September 8

The United Nations’ International Literacy Day is observed each year on September 8. The day recognizes the centrality of literacy to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; per the UN website, it “is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.”

The theme for this year’s International Literacy Day is “Literacy and Skills Development.” For more information, visit the UN website at

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