Global illiteracy is falling, but many will miss 2015 target

December 2008
Education Journal;Dec2008, Issue 113, p24
The article reports on the findings of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on global illiteracy. It states that UNESCO reported that the number of illiterate adults fell from 871 million in 1994 to 774 million in 2006. It notes that three-quarters of the 127 countries under observation by the United Nations will miss the goal of halving the rate of adult illiteracy by 2015 unless action is taken.


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