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Literacy Initiative for Empowerment, LIFE: vision and strategy paper, 2006-2015

  • April 2007

The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) is designed as a global strate-gic framework through which national governments, NGOs, civil society, the private sector, UN agencies, and bilateral and multilateral agencies collectively revitalize and accelerate literacy efforts in countries where illiteracy poses a critical challenge. LIFE is a key strategic framework for the implementation of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), which is led and coordinated by UNESCO. LIFE is an initiative to facilitate and promote the achievement of the Education for All (EFA) and UNLD goals. LIFE focuses on countries with the highest levels of illiteracy and a proven commitment to tackle it. Presently 85 per cent of the world’s population without literacy competencies and life skills live in these countries, the majority of whom are women. The LIFE framework will, therefore, support national literacy policies that aim to empower women and girls, in particular, who have inadequate literacy competencies.

Download: LIFE Vision and Strategy Paper (3rd edition) ( PDF 3,98 MB)

  • Author/Editor: UIL
  • Literacy Initiative for Empowerment, LIFE: vision and strategy paper, 2006-2015
  • UIL, 2007
  • ISBN
    ED.2005/WS/47 REV.4
  • Available in: English, French