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Happy International Literacy Day! Roundup

It’s International Literacy Day! It is estimated that 860 million adults in the world cannot read. Here’s a roundup of literacy-related news and blogs:

BLOGS

IN THE NEWS

UNESCO: UNESCO launches new Knowledge and Innovations Network for Literacy (KINL) http://bit.ly/cyyo4H View Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO speaking about International Literacy Day 2010 on YouTube http://bit.ly/bH7pjR

Rwanda: Adult Literacy Programme Kicks-Off. The Rwandan Ministry of Education has kick-started an adult literacy programme under which an estimated 162,000 people will have been trained under the programme by the end of December. http://allafrica.com/stories/201009080424.html
Pakistan: PM says Pakistan committed to address major causes of illiteracy http://bit.ly/cHYQWK Int’l Literacy day reminds of unfulfilled dream of a literate nation http://bit.ly/arEFrA
Haiti: Celebrarán en Haití Día Internacional de la Alfabetización  http://bit.ly/9JlYcg
Nepal: Int’l Literacy Day Celebrated in Nepal http://bit.ly/bJQ4K9

United States: Laura Bush Commemorates International Literacy Day 2010 http://bit.ly/cj864n

LIBRARIAN ACTION

Librarian by day:  Celebrate International Literacy Day, Read Something http://t.co/ExtCsBx

Gun Carrying Librarian http://bit.ly/cSCrK2

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