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Transforming Our World: Literacy for Sustainable Development

  • November 2015

“Literacy is imperative in developing sustainable and inclusive societies”, says Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) joins the world in marking the 2015 International Literacy Day by launching a new publication, Transforming Our World: Literacy for Sustainable Development (PDF 3,6 MB), which shares effective practices in literacy and numeracy. This compilation offers examples of promising programmes from all world regions that link the teaching and learning of literacy and basic skills to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability. The publication, calls for the promotion of lifelong learning for all as an essential approach in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to be adopted at the United Nations Summit at the end of September this year.

UIL regularly shares these and other case studies on its Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database.

  • Author/Editor: Ulrike Hanemann
  • Transforming Our World: Literacy for Sustainable Development
  • UIL, 2015
  • ISBN
    978-92-820-1200-0
  • Available in: English, French