'Literacy rates by country' photo (c) 2009, Doug Belshaw - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

UNESCO has declared September 8th to be “International Literacy Day” for the past forty years. I know I’m one day behind, but at least these resources will be available next year…

Along with the specific Literacy Day resources I have later in this post, you can find a zillion other lists at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For World Literacy Day:

Here’s the official site.

I’ll start off with this infographic:

Literacy in the World

by UNRIC.Browse more data visualization.


International Literacy Day 2011: Your messages – in pictures is a slideshow from The Guardian. People can submit photos for this year.

Here are some more infographics from UNESCO.

Celebrate International Literacy Day! is a lesson from Read Write Think.

English Lesson Plan on International Literacy Day is from ESL Holiday Lessons.

SOS Children International Literacy Day

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.


International Literacy Data

by ElkanoData.
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Here’s an updated infographic from UNESCO (2014):

Literacy for Sustainable Development

by unesco.

Project Literacy is a joint effort by many organizations to improve literacy around the world.

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(via Grammarly)

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