Islamabad, The United Nations (UN) International Literacy Day was celebrated on Saturday across the globe with the current year s theme of “Literacy and Peace.”
A number of events were held throughout the country to commemorate the Day annually falls on September 8 within the paradigm of peace and desire to make a change in the country. The eminent individuals from different walks of life, education sector as well as students from various institutes attended and participated in these activities across the country.
Literacy contributes to peace as it brings people closer to attaining individual freedoms and better understanding the world as well as preventing or resolving conflict. The connection between literacy and peace can be seen by the fact that in unstable democracies or in conflict-affected countries it is harder to establish or sustain a literate environment.
For over 40 years now UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.