International Literacy Day Date 8  September Next time 8  September  2019 Frequency Per year 8  September  was declared International  ...

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

Date 8 September

Next time 8 September 2019

Frequency Per year

September was declared International accomplishment day by United Nations agency on twenty-six October 1966 at fourteenth session of UNESCO's General Conference. it had been celebrated for the primary time in 1967. Its aim is to focus on the importance of accomplishment to people, communities, and societies. Celebrations present themselves in many countries.

Some 775 million adults lack minimum accomplishment skills; one in 5 adults remains not a literate and simple fraction of them square measure girls. 60.7 million youngsters square measure free and lots of a lot of attending on an irregular basis or drop out.



According to UNESCO’s "Global observation Report on Education for All (2006)", South Asia has all-time low regional adult accomplishment rate (58.6%), followed by geographic area (59.7%). Countries with all-time low accomplishment rates within the world square measure land (12.8%), Niger (14.4%) and African nation (19%). The report shows a transparent association between illiteracy and countries in severe impoverishment, and between illiteracy and prejudice against girls.



Celebrations
Celebrations of International accomplishment Day have enclosed specific themes, in line with Education For All goals and different world organization programs like the world organization accomplishment Decade. The celebration's theme for 2007 and 2008 was “Literacy and Health”, with prizes awarded to organizations at the forefront of health education. This was additionally the thematic stress of the 2007–2008 biennium of the world organization accomplishment Decade. specifically, International accomplishment Day 2008 had a powerful stress on accomplishment and Epidemics with attention on communicable diseases like HIV, TB, and protozoal infectiona number of the world's forefront public health issues. For 2009–2010 the stress was placed on “Literacy and Empowerment”, with special thought to Gender Equality and also the direction of girls. The theme of the 2011–2012 celebrations is “Literacy and Peace”.


Literacy


Indian literacy state vice (2011 Report)


1 kerala 93.91
2 Lakshadweep 92.28
3 Mizoram 91.58
4 Tripura 87.75
5 Goa 87.40
6 Daman and Diu 87.07
7 Puducherry 86.55
8 Chandigarh 86.43
9 Delhi 86.34
10 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 86.27
11 Himachal Pradesh 83.78
12 Maharashtra 82.91
13 Sikkim 82.20
14 Tamil Nadu 80.33
15 Nagaland 80.11
16 Manipur 79.85
17 Uttarakhand 79.63
18 Gujarat 79.31
19 Dadra and Nagar Haveli
20 West Bengal 77.08
21 Punjab 76.68
22 Haryana 76.64
23 Karnataka 75.60
24 Meghalaya 75.48
India 74.04
25 Odisha 73.45
26 Assam 73.18
27 Chhattisgarh 71.04
28 Madhya Pradesh 70.63
29 Uttar Pradesh 69.72
30 Jammu and Kashmir 68.74
31 Jharkhand 67.63
32 Andhra Pradesh 67.35
33 Rajasthan 67.06
34 Arunachal Pradesh 66.95
35 Telangana 66.5
36 [bihar]] 63.82%

List of countries by literacy rate (2011 report)

Rank Country Literacy Rate (Rounded)
1 Andorra         100.0 %
2 Finland 100.0 %
3 Holy See 100.0 %
4 Liechtenstein 100.0 %
5 Luxembourg 100.0 %
6 Norway         100.0 %
7 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 100.0 %
8 Latvia    100.0 %
9 Estonia    100.0 %
10 Lithuania 100.0 %
11 Azerbaijan 100.0 %
12 Poland 100.0 %
13 Cuba 100.0 %
14 Tajikistan 100.0 %
15 Georgia    100.0 %
16 Armenia      100.0 %
17 Ukraine     100.0 %
18 Kazakhstan 100.0 %
19 Slovenia 100.0 %
20 Barbados 100.0 %
21 Russian Federation 100.0 %
22 Turkmenistan 100.0 %
23 Belarus   100.0 %
24 Slovakia 100.0 %
25 Palau   100.0 %
26 Uzbekistan 100.0 %
27 Tonga    99.0 %
28 Kyrgyzstan 99.0 %
29 Republic of Moldova 99.0 %
30 Croatia  99.0 %
31 Italy   99.0 %
32 Hungary 99.0 %
33 Australia 99.0 %
34 Belgium    99.0 %
35 Canada   99.0 %
36 Czech Republic 99.0 %
37 Denmark 99.0 %
38 France 99.0 %
39 Germany 99.0 %
40 Iceland 99.0 %
41 Ireland 99.0 %
42 Japan 99.0 %
43 Monaco   99.0 %
44 Netherlands 99.0 %
45 New Zealand 99.0 %
46 Sweden 99.0 %
47 Switzerland 99.0 %
48 Tuvalu  99.0 %
49 United Kingdom 99.0 %
50 Samoa 99.0 %
51 Antigua and Barbuda 99.0 %
52 Trinidad and Tobago      99.0 %
53 Micronesia (Federated States of) 99.0 %
54 Cyprus 99.0 %
55 Romania 99.0 %
56 Montenegro 98.0 %
57 Maldives 98.0 %
58 Bulgaria 98.0 %
59 Marshall Islands 98.0 %
60 Bosnia and Herzegovina 98.0 %
61 Mongolia 98.0 %
62 Uruguay 98.0 %
63 Austria 98.0 %
64 Argentina 98.0 %
65 Serbia 98.0 %
66 Republic of Korea 98.0 %
67 Grenada 98.0 %
68 Israel 98.0 %
69 Spain 98.0 %
70 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 98.0 %
71 Greece 97.0 %
72 Costa Rica 97.0 %
73 Saint Kitts and  Nevis 97.0 %
74 Albania 97.0 %
75 Chile 97.0 %
76 Thailand 96.0 %
77 Qatar 96.0 %
78 Brunei Darussalam 96.0 %
79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 96.0 %
80 San Marino 96.0 %
81 Singapore 96.0 %
82 Kuwait 96.0 %
83 Bahamas 96.0 %
84 Philippines 95.0 %
85 Nauru 95.0 %
86 China 95.0 %
87 Cook Islands 95.0 %
88 State of Palestine 95.0 %
89 Equatorial Guinea 95.0 %
90 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 95.0 %
91 Suriname 95.0 %
92 Bahrain 95.0 %
93 Portugal 94.0 %
94 Saudi Arabia 94.0 %
95 Panama 94.0 %
96 Seychelles 94.0 %
97 Paraguay 94.0 %
98 Peru 94.0 %
99 Fiji 94.0 %
100 Viet Nam 94.0 %
101 Colombia 93.0 %
102 Malta 93.0 %
103 Malaysia 93.0 %
104 Mexico 93.0 %
105 South Africa 93.0 %
106 Indonesia 93.0 %
107 Myanmar 93.0 %
108 Turkey 93.0 %
109 Jordan 93.0 %
110 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 92.0 %
111 Ecuador 92.0 %
112 Dominica 92.0 %
113 Sri Lanka 91.0 %
114 Brazil 90.0 %
115 Libya 90.0 %
116 United Arab Emirates 90.0 %
117 Lebanon 90.0 %
118 Dominican Republic 90.0 %
119 Saint Lucia 90.0 %
120 Mauritius 89.0 %
121 Jamaica 88.0 %
122 Botswana 87.0 %
123 Burundi 87.0 %
124 Oman 87.0 %
125 United States 86.0 %
126 Syrian Arab Republic 86.0 %
127 Cabo Verde 85.0 %
128 Guyana 85.0 %
129 Honduras 85.0 %
130 El Salvador 84.0 %
131 Vanuatu 84.0 %
132 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 84.0 %
133 Zimbabwe 84.0 %
134 Swaziland 83.0 %
135 Belize 83.0 %
136 Gabon 82.0 %
137 Congo 79.0 %
138 Iraq 79.0 %
139 Tunisia 79.0 %
140 Guatemala 78.0 %
141 Nicaragua 78.0 %
142 Solomon Islands 77.0 %
143 Comoros 77.0 %
144 Namibia 76.0 %
145 Lesotho 76.0 %
146 Democratic Republic of the Congo 75.0 %
147 Sudan 74.0 %
148 Cambodia 74.0 %
149 Uganda 73.0 %
150 Lao People's Democratic Republic 73.0 %
151 Algeria 73.0 %
152 Kenya 72.0 %
153 Egypt 72.0 %
154 Eritrea 72.0 %
155 Ghana 71.0 %
156 Cameroon  71.0 %
157 Angola 71.0 %
158 Sao Tome and Principe 70.0 %
159 India 74.00 %
160 United Republic of Tanzania 68.0 %
161 Yemen 68.0 %
162 Morocco 67.0 %
163 Rwanda 66.0 %
164 Madagascar 64.0 %
165 Papua New Guinea 63.0 %
166 Zambia 61.0 %
167 Malawi 61.0 %
168 Togo 60.0 %
169 Bangladesh 60.0 %
170 Nepal 60.0 %
171 Timor-Leste 58.0 %
172 Guinea-Bissau 58.0 %
173 Pakistan 55.0 %
174 Gambia  53.0 %
175 Bhutan 53.0 %
176 Senegal 52.0 %
177 Nigeria 51.0 %
178 Mozambique 51.0 %
179 Haiti 49.0 %
180 Sierra Leone 46.0 %
181 Mauritania 46.0 %
182 Liberia    43.0 %
183 Côte d'Ivoire 41.0 %
184 Somalia   39.0 %
185 Ethiopia 39.0 %
186 Chad 38.0 %
187 Central African Republic 37.0 %
188 Afghanistan 32.0 %
189 Mali 31.0 %
190 Burkina Faso 29.0 %
191 Benin 29.0 %
192 South Sudan 27.0 %
193 Guinea 25.0 %
194 Niger 15.0 %
195 Djibouti NA
196 Kiribati NA
197 Niue NA

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