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This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day (September 8), first proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1966. The overarching theme of the 2016 event is ‘Reading the past, writing the future’.

UNESCO has worked to ensure that literacy remains a priority...

Improving adult literacy in Europe involves tackling numerous challenges at local, regional and international levels. The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) held a conference in June 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to discuss effective ways of tackling these challenges. Ninety stakeholders from...