The first International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967, and this tradition is celebrated annually for 50 years.
International Literacy Day has been celebrated worldwide since its inception since 26 October 1966. The world is celebrating the 51st Literacy Day this year. “The need for genuine emancipation of the people and the active participation and increased productivity, in the economic, social and political life of human society, of the hundreds of millions of illiterate adults still present in the world, makes the final report of the 1966 conference that it is necessary to change the country’s educational policies.
He added that education systems around the world must provide the necessary training for children and adults working so they can learn to read and write. “National education plans should include training for children and adult literacy as parallel elements,” the report says.
The first International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967, and this tradition is celebrated annually for 50 years. While UNESCO has observed positive trends in high rates of literacy among children, the same cannot be said for the adult population.
“The broader adult population has not benefited as much in some areas.