Monthly Archives: February 2016

UNESCO Literacy Summit

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will convene an international expert group to provide input to a policy brief entitled How Libraries Support National Literacy Efforts. The expert group will meet at UIL from 5 to 6 April 2016.  The meeting will bring together experts from government, international literacy organizations, libraries and research institutions. These experts will explore how existing public and community library systems can best contribute to national literacy programmes; and how countries can measure these contributions. The resulting policy brief will provide guidance to Member States on using their library systems to improve literacy outcomes as one step towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.6 on literacy.  For the concept note and additional information, please visit the UIL website: