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Literacy in the digital world: problems, achievements, prospects

Literacy in the digital world: problems, achievements, prospects
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September 2 – October 2
room 207g

From September 2 to October 2, the thematic exhibition "Literacy in the Digital World: problems, achievements, prospects", dedicated to the International Literacy Day, is being held in the Documents of International Organizations reading room (No 207g).

This Day is celebrated annually on September 8, since 1966. It was established by UNESCO on the recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers of Education on the Elimination of Illiteracy, held in Tehran in September 1965.

The celebration of International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remind society of the importance of literacy in the context of human dignity and human rights, as well as to intensify efforts to create more literate and sustainable societies.

The exhibition includes about 80 documents in Russian, English and German. These are books, periodicals, mimeographed UN materials, brochures, booklets.

The documents reveal the multifaceted activities of the UN, UNESCO and other international organizations aimed at improving the level of literacy around the world.

The presented exposition will introduce the reader to international education programs, various forms of education, the results of international cooperation in this field, and the development of the education system in the Republic of Belarus.

Among the documents you can find the materials of the World Education Forum and the UNESCO “Education for All” program, analytical reviews of global trends in the development of scientific and educational activities, collections of scientific articles, materials of scientific and practical conferences, monographs, etc.

The exposition includes the following thematic sections:

  • Literacy and education for sustainable development
  • Literacy and basic adult education. Lifelong learning. UNESCO “Education for All” Program
  • International and regional cooperation in the field of education. The Bologna Process. International exchanges
  • The education system and its improvement in the Republic of Belarus

The exhibition will be of interest to specialists in the field of education, teachers of universities and secondary schools, students, as well as anyone interested in modern problems of education development.

Overcoming illiteracy is a key component of the UN Sustainable Development Goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This 15-year action plan, adopted by world leaders in September 2015, includes ensuring universal quality education and encouraging lifelong learning.

According to UNESCO, despite a significant increase in the level of education over the past 50 years, there are still 773 million illiterate adults in the world, and 617 million children and adolescents do not possess even minimal reading and mathematics skills. For many children, young people and adults enrolled in school or other educational programs, the acquired knowledge does not correspond to the necessary level of literacy in today's world, which is becoming increasingly complex.

The International Literacy Day is widely celebrated in Belarus. Exhibitions, festivals, educational events dedicated to this holiday are held in different cities of the country. The literacy rate of the adult population of Belarus has always been one of the highest in the world – now it reaches 99.9%.

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Lists of literature for thematic book exhibitions see in section Lists of literature for exhibitions in 2023.

The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 28.

The article is provided by the Official documents service department.


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