UNLD Mid-Decade Review

Halfway through the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) 2003-2012, UNESCO has conducted a review of progress. 

The review has been a key opportunity to take stock and set a clear direction for the promotion of literacy between 2007 and 2012 in all key areas of the UNLD Plan of Action.

Taking place during 2007 and 2008, the review has used the 2006 Education for All Global Monitoring Report as a benchmark.  

It also used the momentum generated from the Regional Conferences to promote stronger policies and greater investment in literacy. 

The review aimed to identify concrete actions for the second half of the Decade. 

UNESCO has set up a UNLD Experts’ Group which advised on the further development of the UN Literacy Decade as well as on other literacy related matters. 

The results of the mid-decade review have been submitted to the UN General Assembly in October 2008.

Related Links

High-level advocacy event "The Interface between Literacy and Development", 7 October 2008, UN Building, New York

UN mid-Decade report submitted to the UNGA (available in six languages)


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