Currently, 1 in 3 children globally don’t even receive a quality primary education. Missing out on school puts children at a higher risk of abuse, child marriage, and lower earning potential.
As a children’s charity, World Vision celebrates International Literacy Day and its aim to raise awareness of the importance of global literacy. Discover how we’re helping children develop their reading and writing skills and learn how you can get involved.
What is International Literacy Day?
Since 1967, the United Nations has celebrated International Literacy Day as an opportunity to advance children’s literacy skills. Recent crises such as climate change and conflict have impacted literacy progress, deepening inequalities around the world. This year’s World Literacy Day is a chance to provide more inclusive education for all.
When is International Literacy Day?
International Literacy Day 2023 is on 8 September.
This year’s International Literacy Day theme is, ‘Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’. It will be celebrated across the world, with a global conference taking place online and in person on Friday 8 September 2023, in Paris, France.