聯合國教科文組織自1965年起定9月8日為「國際學文日」(The International Literacy Day」 2010年主題為全球女性的學文力量
The 2010 International Literacy Prize awards ceremony, a round table on Literacy and Women’s Empowerment, a public discussion and the launch of a new UNESCO literacy network are the highlights of International Literacy Day celebrations on 8 September at UNESCO Headquarters.
Globally, 8 September is an occasion to celebrate women’s empowerment through literacy and pay tribute to the women and men who work behind the scenes who help others acquire literacy skills and enter a world of opportunities.
The awards ceremony will be followed by the launch of the Knowledge and Innovations Network for Literacy, a virtual workplace where literacy researchers and practitioners can share knowledge and debate literacy topics on online fora. The network is expected to improve advocacy, policy formulation and programme delivery, as well as strengthening North-South and South-South cooperation and partnerships.
The International Literacy Day round table on Literacy and Women’s Empowerment will be chaired by Mr. Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education.
The day will end with a round table on literacy entitled ‘Literacy in Action' and open the public. It will feature contributions from the winners of the 2010 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes.
The International Literacy Prizes were awarded by an international jury to innovative literacy programmes focusing on women’s empowerment through literacy in Germany, Egypt, Nepal, Cape Verde, Malawi and Colombia.
Some 796 million adults still lack literacy skills. About Two-thirds are women. The International Literacy Day global celebrations will therefore focus on the transformation literacy can bring to women’s lives and thosen of their families, communities and societies.
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