On Sunday, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, reiterated his commitment to join forces to definitively eradicate the illiteracy, within the framework of the International Literacy Day, approved by the United Nations in 1965.
Through his Twitter account, the representative stated that “If you can!” and recalled that Venezuela is Analphabetism-Free Territory.
Literacy is a key component in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, contained in the 2030 Agenda, approved by global leaders in September 2015, where they promote universal access to quality education and opportunities for learning throughout people’s lives.
One of the goals of Objective 4 is aimed at ensuring that all young people learn to read and write and have basic knowledge of arithmetic, and that adults who lack such knowledge have the opportunity to acquire it.
The multilateral agency’s web portal argues that this day represents an opportunity to express solidarity with the celebrations of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 and the 25th anniversary of the World Conference on Educational Needs SpecialS, in which the Salamanca Declaration on Inclusive Education was adopted.
This year the event will focus on the theme of “Literacy and Multilingualism”, collects VTV.
Desde Venezuela, Territorio Libre de Analfabetismo, celebramos el Día Internacional de la Alfabetización, reiterando nuestro compromiso de unir esfuerzos en favor de erradicar definitivamente este flagelo que mantiene en la oscuridad a millones de hombres y mujeres. ¡Si Se Puede! pic.twitter.com/QoLRfwIITo
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) September 8, 2019