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International Literacy Day is an international observance, celebrated each year on 8 September, that was declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO's General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. It is observed across the globe to promote and support the development of literacy and skills, universal access to quality education, and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives.