United Nations Literacy Decade

December 2008
Literacy Today;Dec2008, Issue 57, p15
The article presents the report on the implementation of the international plan of action for the United Nations Literacy Decade 2003-2012. It discusses the status, trends, and challenges of literacy which is focused on non-literate youth and adults. It also provides an outline of plans for the second half of the decade. It concludes that global progress has been achieved in five years but there has been a slow progress in South and West Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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