International Literacy Day

Question: When is the International Literacy Day observed every year?
(a) 6th September
(b) 7th September
(c) 8th September
(d) 9th September
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8th 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.
  • 2019 Theme for the day is “Literacy and Multilingualism”.
  • The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by world leaders in September 2015, promotes, as part of its agenda, universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives.
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4 has as one of its targets ensuring all young people achieve literacy and numeracy. Adults who lack these skills are given the opportunity to acquire them.


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