“Acquiring literacy is an empowering process, enabling millions to enjoy access to knowledge and information which broadens horizons, increases opportunities and creates alternatives for building a better life.”
– Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat, Seventh Secretary-General of the UN

The theme for International Literacy Day 2015 is Literacy and Sustainable Societies. Literacy skills are essential for establishing a progressive and sustainable life by acting as the building blocks for broader knowledge and integral values.

Recently, there has been more discussions about sustainable development and the immediate action that needs to be taken for the future of our world. This year, the International Literacy Day celebration highlights the importance of literacy around the globe, as well as, its effects on and critical links to the development of sustainable societies.