2009 - The Power of Literacy

Poster 2009

This year, International Literacy Day put the spotlight on the empowering role of literacy and its importance for participation, citizenship and social development. Literacy and Empowerment is the theme for the 2009-2010 biennium of the United Nations Literacy Decade.

Related Links   

Watch the video of the day 

Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

UN Secretary-General message for International Literacy Day

Message from the Holy See (in French)  

UN chief calls for greater commitment to boost literacy on International day

World Association of News Papers Presse Release (WAN)

Interview with Dr Lalage J. Bown  

The Programme   (UNESCO Paris headquarters)

Contact: literacy(at)unesco.org

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