Literacy programmes have suffered severely during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet adult literacy and education have been absent in many initial education responses. Even before the crisis, 773 million non-literate adults and young people were failing to acquire basic reading and numeracy skills.
On International Literacy Day, we were reminded how important it is that governments now adopt a holistic approach, looking at the education sector from a lifelong learning perspective.
In this issue of the UIL Bulletin, you will learn more about literacy practices during the pandemic, the latest literacy research, activities of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, our new report about the future of lifelong learning, and much more.
Wishing you good reading!