International Literacy Day 2014 - 7 billion Others (UNRIC)
7 billion Others
“Illiteracy is a disease. It is an aberration. It is a great shame because we know that it keeps thousands and thousands of people on the margins of society”.
On selected days the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, in partnership with the Good Planet Foundation, posts video clips from the 7 billion Others project to communicate the fears, dreams, ordeals and hopes of citizens from all over world. Celebrated annually on 8 September, this year’s theme is: “Literacy and Sustainable Development”.