G8 Summit: Spouses of the Heads of State Discuss Literacy with UIL’s Director

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Mrs Carla Bruni-Sarkozy invited the spouses of the heads of state and government taking part in the G8 Summit in Deauville to join her for a working session about overcoming illiteracy.

Mrs Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wished to exchange with them about the battle that she leads in France to tackle illiteracy. Together, they shared their respective experiences and discussed the causes of illiteracy and its solutions with Marie-Thérèse Geffroy, Director of France’s National Agency to Fight Illiteracy (ANLCI) and Adama Ouane, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

PRESS RELEASE: Working session on overcoming functional illiteracy