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UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Organisation


Literacy makes a difference (8 September)
UNESCO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for education. Since its creation in 1945, it has worked to improve education worldwide through technical advice, standard setting, innovative projects, capacity building and networking. Its close links with education ministries and other partners in its Member States put it in a key position to press for action. The worldwide celebration of International Literacy Day every 8 September serves to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

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