Global Reading Network celebrates International Literacy Day 2016

This year, the Global Reading Network (GRN) is involved in multiple events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day.

On September 9, GRN is organizing an International Literacy Day forum at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. This event will focus on a number of key issues affecting early grade reading worldwide.

GRN also is participating in ILD events on September 7 and 8. On September 7, an all-day, USAID-funded event titled, “Reflecting on the Successes and Challenges of the 2015 Reading Agenda,” will be held at the United States Institute of Peace. On September 8, “Moving Innovations in Global Literacy Forward with New Partners” will be held at the U.S. Library of Congress.

For more information on these events, visit the International Literacy Day forum web site. Follow @GblReadingNtwk on Twitter for live updates Sept.7–9.

Support International Literacy Day online

Share why reading is important to you using the printable signs (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Khmer) in this kit. Use a Sharpie or other bold marker to fill in the blank and post a selfie to Twitter (or email your photos to if you want @GblReadingNtwk to tweet for you), using #ILD16 and #50ILD.

Include #ILD16 & #50ILD in your tweet to join the global community on International Literacy Day!

Download the International Literacy Day Action Package


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