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International Days

International Mother Language Day (21 February)
The world's nearly 6,000 languages are celebrated on International Mother Language Day, an event aimed at promoting linguistic diversity and multilingual education.

International Literacy Day (8 September)
International Literacy Day marks the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

World Teachers' Day (5 October)
World Teachers’ Day commemorates the signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers on 5 October 1966. More than 100 countries currently celebrate World Teachers’ Day.

World AIDS Day (1 December)
World AIDS Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the pandemic. Despite tremendous efforts, the rate of HIV/AIDS infection continues to grow and the impact of the pandemic remains alarming.

Global Action Week
A world-wide advocacy campaign organized each year at the end of April to celebrate the anniversary of the World Education Forum held in 2000 in Dakar, Senegal. It aims to mobilize governments and the international community to keep their promise to achieve Education for All by 2015.

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