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According to the latest UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report (GEMR), Inclusion and education – All means all, which is published today, 14 per cent of adults worldwide lack basic reading and writing skills. The reasons for this are varied, with missed early-years schooling, the impact of conflict and instability, migration pathways, and inaccessible quality education in mother-tongue and first languages among them.

In partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD), the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is launching a study on illiteracy and literacy strategies in the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) and some neighbouring states (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire,...

On 29 October 2019, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Yaoundé, brought together experts in the fields of teacher training, learning materials development, and monitoring and evaluation for a workshop on improving the supply and quality...