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Literacy for all to ensure sustainable development

Sep 04, 2015

Since the adoption of the Education for All (EFA) goals in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000, the world has made progress in promoting basic education. However, the number of young people and adults lacking literacy and basic skills, estimated at 757 million, remains unacceptably high. Real progress towards...more

Transforming Our World: Literacy for Sustainable Development

Sep 03, 2015

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) joins the world in marking the 2015 International Literacy Day by launching a new publication.more

The Evolution and Impact of Literacy Campaigns and Programmes 2000–2014

Aug 25, 2015

The past decade has seen a resurgence in the popularity of literacy campaigns as a means of mobilizing political will, resources and people.more

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Publications

Action research to improve youth and adult literacy

Mar 26, 2015

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the UNESCO Multi-sectoral Regional Office for West Africa in Abuja, has published a guidebook on how action research can enhance youth and adult literacy education and learning.more

Empowering girls and women through the use of information and communication technologies

Feb 25, 2015

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) contribute to literacy and numeracy by enhancing access and outreach, motivating learners to engage or re-engage in learning, improving the quality of teaching and learning, and boosting the possibilities for lifelong learning. more

Literacy and Education for Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment

Sep 09, 2014

A study entitled Literacy and Education for Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment explores how and why literacy programmes can contribute to sustainable development and processes of women’s empowerment.more

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