International Literacy Day: Literacy in a digital world

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Poster International Literacy Day 2017

International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field.

This year, the international global conference on the occasion of International Literacy Day will be titled: 'Literacy in a Digital World'. The global celebration will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 8 September, the highlight of which will be the awarding of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes.

Objectives of the International Conference:
- To deepen understandings of what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate in a digital world and what this means for literacy teaching and learning.
- To share and analyze promising practices with regard to policies, programmes, monitoring and evaluation as well as financing that advance literacy in a digital world.
- To explore how digital technologies can support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal 4, especially Target 4.6 on youth and adult literacy.

International Literacy Day is a major annual event for literacy advocacy held on the 8 September since 1946. UNESCO organizes a global event with an International Literacy Prizes award ceremony, and celebrations are held around the world by Field Offices, Institutes, NGOs, teachers, learners and partners.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 08.09.2017 07:00 local time
End 08.09.2017 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Chakroun, Borhene
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website International Literacy Day 2017
Link 1 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes
Link 2 UNESCO and literacy
Link 3 Education for the 21st Century
Link 4