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Celebrate literacy and multilingualism!

International Literacy Day (8 September), proclaimed by UNESCO in 1966 and endorsed by Economic and Social Council resolution 1276(LIII) in 1967, aimed to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. Since then, the concept of literacy has evolved. Related UN action include the General Assembly proclaiming 1990 the “International Literacy Year” and 2003–2012 the “United Nations Literacy Decade”. See also #SDG4 on quality education. The 2019 theme for International Literacy Day is “literacy and multilingualism”.