Towards a regional strategy for eradicating illiteracy in the Asia and Pacific Region
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Published by Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok .
Written in English


  • Literacy -- Asia,
  • Literacy -- Pacific Area,
  • Elementary education of adults -- Asia,
  • Elementary education of adults -- Pacific Area

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Edition Notes

ContributionsUnesco. Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. ;
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14414124M

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3 The Asia-Pacific regional launch of UNLD took place on 8 September , International Literacy Day, and coincided with the CONFINTEA V Review meeting. 4 See p.6 of United Nations Literacy Decade: International Strategic Framework for Action. Asia-Pacific region is quite clear: “The task is far from over. The world has to rededicate itself to the commitments made in Jomtien and continue the struggle to eradicate illiteracy and to ensure basic education for all.” Both old and new chal-lenges are to File Size: 36KB. The theme of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. These are timely issues for countries in Asia and the Pacific to focus on. Overall, the region has made impressive gains in reducing income poverty in recent decades. Eradication of illiteracy and ensuring full participation in Information Database in the Asia-Pacific Region R.N (TLC) approach, which became the dominant strategy for eradication of adult illiteracy, has evolved along three principles: • Creation of a positive climate through mass mobilisation and motivation.

To eradicate illiteracy, we have to make poor people understand that only education can assure them financial freedom. To be able to live life with financial security and freedom, one has to take adequate education. Eradication of illiteracy needs awareness. Volume one of a three-volume series, the book looks at issues concerning what has become the critical natural resource for many Asian and Pacific countries, and recommends principles and strategies for developing an effective water policy. It summarizes the results of the Regional Consultation Workshop on Water Policy organized by ADB. Organization (ILO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, with input from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). 7. Asia is a global success story when it comes to educating children. Overall, 9 out of 10 children in the region today are enrolled in primary school. For a continent that contained two-thirds of world’s out-of-school children in the s, the progress has been nothing short of remarkable. However, while much progress has been made over the.

participation in ICT development, Asia and the Pacific region has experienced stupendous growth in ICT uptake. The region has become world leader in terms of the number of fixed plus mobile cellular telephone subscriptions, and broadband Internet access and usage, though the latter is confined to upper middle and high-income economies. discuss the post education agenda. Each region is expected to present its regional progress towards Education for All at the Meeting. To this end, UNESCO Bangkok has prepared this Regional Report on Progress towards Education for All in Asia and the Pacific. This. In Asia and the Pacific, by far the most populous region, the proportion of illiterate adults is 4 out of This is also the figure for the developing countries as a group. In Latin America only 1 in 5 adults remains illiterate. Over the past decade, the sharpest reduction in the illiteracy ratio has occurred in Africa. This paper will discuss the above issues in detail, and suggest some strategies via which libraries can help improve the situation. 2 ILLITERACY IN THE ASIA-OCEANIA REGION Literacy is the ability to read, write, identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, and compute using printed and written materials.