Literacy: Reading the Past, Writing the Future
UNESCO, continue its work to improve literacy rates worldwide, celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day with the theme “Reading the Past, Writing the Future.” Literacy is more than just the ability to read and write. Its power lies in a person’s ability to use these skills to help eradicate poverty, raise awareness about gender equality, climate change and other societal problems. The data below give us an insight of the state of literacy progress around the world. See also the Look At America’s Reading Habits.