United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
Message From Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO On The Occasion Of The International Literacy Day
PDF File Size: 126 KB | Download   
When a woman is literate, she can make choices to dramatically change her life for
the better. But ten years into the 21 st century, two in every three of the world’s 759 million illiterate adults are women. This is an intolerable situation reflecting one of the most persistent injustices of our times: unequal access to education.
There is no justification – be it cultural, economic or social – for denying girls and
women an education. It is a basic right and an absolute condition for reaching all
the internationally agreed development goals. Illiteracy keeps women marginalized and constitutes a foremost obstacle to reducing extreme poverty in a technology-driven world where reading, writing and numeracy are indispensable for enjoying basic rights and opportunities. For all these reasons, this year’s International Literacy Day puts the spotlight on the highly influential role that literacy plays in empowering women.
Publisher:
UNESCO ,   (2010 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY, ILLITERATE ADULTS, EDUCATION, DEVELOMENT GOALS, WOMEN MARGINALISED, DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, FREEDOM, GENDER EQUALITY
Thematic Group:
 UNESCO : Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Thesaurus:
11.05.00  -  Educational Personnel And Population
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
884  times viewed
323  times downloaded.
Feeder: ANJANA SHARMA , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
International Literacy Day Celebrates The Power Of Women’s Literacy As 4.5 Million Adult Women Are Still Illiterate In Nepal
International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2011
UNESCO and Japan Support Innovative Efforts To Increase Literacy In Rural Areas
New Figures on Nepal’s Education Achievements in Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011
Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO on The Occasion of International Literacy Day
Innovative approaches of learning through family literacy on agenda of UNESCO workshop (Kathmandu, 27 February 2013)
UN Newsletter - Vol. 51 (April 2013)
UNESCO Office in Kathmandu- Quarterly Newsletter : Issue 1 Volume 1 (May-July 2009)
UN Newsletter - Vol. 27 (September 2010)
A Roundtable Discussion And a Concert Mark The World Day For Audiovisual Heritage In Kathmandu
“Freedom of Expression, Access and Empowerment”
UN Newsletter - Vol. 11 (May 2009)
Deadline Extended for ‘Women’s Literacy’ Open Photography Contest!
Why Eat Green Cucumbers At The Time Of Dying?: Women's Literacy And Development In Nepal
Open Photography Contest on ‘Women’s Literacy’ (2015-07-27)
UNESCO Director-General’s Visit to Nepal
International Literacy Day 2016 "Reading the Past.Writing the Future" "Lifelong Learning" Open Photography Competition. General Guidelines
UN Newsletter - Vol. 54 (Aug - Sep 2013)
United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization
Cultural Diversity Is Crucial For Development. Celebrating World Day For Cultural Diversity For Dialogue And Development, 21 May
Harnessing literacy as a development accelerator and a force for peace in Nepal Official statement to mark International Literacy Day, 8 September 2011
Reading the Past, Writing the Future: A Report on National Literacy Campaign and Literate Nepal Mission
UNESCO Director General to Visit Nepal
UNESCO Director-General’s Visit to Nepal 17-19 April 2016
Happy International Literacy Day'17 #LiteracyDay [Youtube]
UN Newsletter - Vol. 51 (April 2013)
Celebrating Rural Women’s Access To Media and Information
UNESCO Kathmandu’s Celebration Of The International Literacy Day (ILD) And National Education Day (NED)
UNESCO Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2: April - June 2011
Why eat green cucumber at the time of dying? Women's Literacy and Development in Nepal - Anna Robinson-Pant.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Let’s cherish the music of freedom - Jazz, on 30 July. Come join us!
Democcracy, Gender Equality and Woman's Literacy : Experience From Nepal
UN Newsletter - Vol. 20 (February 2010)
International Women's Day
Reading The Past, Writing The Future:A Report On National Literacy Campaign And Literate Nepal Mission
Clean Water For A Healthy World : Celebrating World Water Day -2010
UNESCO Office in Kathmandu- Quarterly Newsletter : Issue 2 Volume 1 (Aug-Oct 2009)
UNESCO Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue No. 3 ( July - September 2011)
Achieving Literacy for All : NFE-MIS Report 2013-14
Rautahat: Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women [Youtube]
Literacy Status in Nepal (Literacy rate by age group 15-24 )
Literacy Status in Nepal (Literacy Rate By Age Group 15 +)
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Nepal
Literacy Status in Nepal (Literacy Rate By Age Group 5 +)
Celebrating Diversities Through Policy,Practice and Research : A Case Of Literacy and No-Formal Education in Nepal
A 10-Year Literacy/NFE Policy and Programme Framework
Live Radio Broadcast Highlights the Work and Challenges of Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in the Central Terai
Achieving Literacy for all: NFE-MIS Report 2013-14
ILO-DFID Partnership Programme On Fair Recruitment And Decent Work For Women Migrant Workers In South Asia And The Middle East “Work In Freedom”
Achieving The Millennium Development Goals By Enabling The Rural Poor To Overcome Their Poverty
Thematic Papers on the MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
20th Anniversary of UNESCO in Nepal- Highlights of the Office's Achievement [Youtube]
Facebook Page Launched for International Literacy Day Celebration (05.08.2015 )
Household- Based Literacy Survey 2011 ( Literacy Survey in Makwanpur, Rupandehi and Ruswa )
Kathmandu Office Newsletter : Volume II Issue I (January-March 2010)
Nepal Multiple Indicator Surveillance (Final Report)Primary Education Second Cycle: - April-June1995
UN Newsletter - Vol. 33 (March 2011)
Run for women's empowerment- Youtube
Nepal Multiple Indicator Survey (NMICS) 2014
Celebrating International Day For Tolerance 2014 An Exhibition “Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence. Oman’s Message Of Islam
UNESCO Workshop on Community Learning Centres: Evaluation and Future Directions
Literacy Status in Nepal (Literacy rate by age group 15 -24)
Community Empowerement through Community Learning Centres in Mid and Far Western Regions of Nepal
UN Newsletter - Vol. 62 (Jan - Feb 2017)
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security Community Learning Centres Project (UNTFHS-CLC Project) Community Empowerment through Community Learning Centers in Mid and Far Western Regions of Nepal
World Day for Cultural Diversity 2008 Press Release
Director-General Condemns Murder Of Nepalese Media Owner Jamim Shah
The out-of-school children’s programme in Nepal:An analysis ; Strategies of education and training for disadvantaged groups
A National Equivalency Program Framework for Promoting Lifelong Learning in Nepal 2072.
A Transformative Stand-Alone Goal on Achieving Gender Equality, Women's Rights And Women's Empowerment: Imperatives And Key Components
Women Economic Empowerment Requires Bold Action
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 Days Of Activism 2019
16 things you can do to help end violence against women and girls
UN Joint Statement On International Women’s Day ‘Equality for Women is Progress For All
UN Newsletter - Vol. 33 (March 2011)
A Comprehensive Review of the Practices of Literacy and Nonformal Education in Nepal
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the Occasion of The International Jazz Day
Join UN STATEMENT On The Occasion Of International Women's Day, 8 MARCH, 2013
Convention on the Rights of the Child :Consideration of the reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention
Activity Report (2014- 2015) UNESCO
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
Rally on the Occasion of 11th International Women Day
Rally on the Occasion of 11th International Women Day
Rally on the Occasion of 11th International Women Day
Rally on the Occasion of 11th International Women Day
Rally on the Occasion of 11th International Women Day
Rally on the Occasion of 11th International Women Day
Rally on the Occasion of 11th International Women Day
Service and Sacrifices of Nepalese UN Peacekeepers Campaign
International Jazz Day 30 April 2013
Nepal Celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2010
100 result(s) found.