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September 8, 2014: World Literacy Day observed across the world

World Literacy Day observed across the world on September 8, 2014. The theme of International Literacy Day 2014 was “Literacy and Sustainable Development.”

UNESCO announced September 8 as International Literacy Day on November 17, 1965 and this was first celebrated in 1966. Its objective is to emphasize the significance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day every year, UNESCO retells the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning worldwide.

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