Rosa María Torres
A large number of those who enrol drop out before attaining literacy skills and some of those who complete primary education remain illiterate.Literacy is an indispensable means for effective social and economic participation, contributing to human development and poverty reduction.The Literacy Portal aims to provide a platform for information-sharing on literacy projects and activities undertaken around the world and enhance UNESCO’s capacity in coordinating the United Nation Literacy Decade (UNLD) in building partnership at all level.This portal will be developed progressively through the contribution of all literacy actors; including UNESCO Field Offices, UN Agencies, bilateral and multilateral Organizations, Member States, Institutions, Non-governmental Organizations and Literacy workers. It will be a working tool to provide them more visibility and networking possibilities.
Round table of UNLD Resource Persons: Literacy Strategies and UNLD Action Plan for AfricaNovember 18, 2005 - Participants discussed innovative approaches to expand literacy, adult education and NFE programmes in Africa within the UNLD framework. More
Launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2006: "Literacy for Life"October 26, 2005 - Literacy suffers severe neglect in national and international policy, keeping hundreds of millions of adults on the sidelines of society and limiting progress towards the six Education for All goals and overall poverty reduction, says the new edition of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, to be launched in London on November 9. More
United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012 ) was launched in New YorkFebruary 13, 2005 - Let “literacy for all” be the battle cry for the next decade, said Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette at this morning’s launch at Headquarters of the United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All. More
UN launched the Literacy Decade by stressing the importance to link with global developmentFebruary 13, 2005 - In a bid to extend literacy to the 861 million adults worldwide who cannot read or write and the 113 million children out of school, the United Nations launched the Literacy Decade. More