International Literacy Day: 8 September

International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges. This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and skills development.’ 
Background: 
The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. 
Source- DD News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • France’s Audrey Azoulay- 11th DG of UNESCO, Headquarters- Paris, France.

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