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Cuban Foreign Minister highlights need of literacy in the world

Cuban Foreign Minister highlights need of literacy in the world

Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez highlighted the urgency of promoting the teaching of literacy in the world, on the occasion of the International Literacy Day.
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Rodríguez tweeted referring to this issue, which affects more than 750 million people in the world, and affirmed that ‘political commitment is urgently needed to reverse a reality that hurts.’

Rodríguez pointed out that the literacy campaign, developed in Cuba in 1961, was an educational and cultural revolution, a pioneer of the values promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the purpose of fulfilling the UN 2030 Agenda.

The International Literacy Day 2021 will be celebrated under the theme of ‘Literacy for People-Centered Recovery: Bridging the Digital Divide’. According to UNESCO, the crisis caused by Covid-19 created unprecedented disorders in the learning of children, youth and adults.

It also accentuated existing inequalities in access to significant literacy opportunities, disproportionately affecting the 773 million youth and adults.

In this context, the Day represents an opportunity to rethink the future of teaching and learning in the field of literacy, UNESCO stated on a message posted on its website.

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