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A guiding framework for Literacy

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009393 Views

The United Nations Literacy Decade International Strategic Framework for Action is now available to support and guide literacy efforts at local, national, regional and global levels in the second half of the Decade and beyond.The Framework presents the three main strategic objectives that emerged from the UNLD mid-Decade review undertaken in 2007/2008. It is an expression of what the international community aims at achieving: mobilizing stronger commitment to literacy; reinforcing effective literacy programme delivery on the ground, and harnessing new resources for literacy.

The recommended actions require the collaborative effort of all UNLD partners, according to their respective mandates, perspectives, relative strengths and comparative advantages. These include national governments, relevant UN agencies, national, regional and international NGOs, community organizations, universities and research institutions, the private sector, foundations and bi-and multilateral donors.

Whether at global, regional, national or sub-national level, the aim is that partners, including UNESCO, use the framework to undertake their activities. This will contribute to a coherent collective effort for advancing global literacy.

This document is the result of an extensive, collaborative consultation and drafting process involving a wide range of partners.

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