This paper seeks to determine the cost of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) Target 4.6: 'By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy'.
This strategy presents GAL’s vision, mission, goals and objectives for the period from 2020 to 2025. It builds upon GAL’s achievements from 2016 and 2019, and upon UNESCO’s previous initiatives supporting youth and adult literacy, including the UN Literacy Decade (2003–2012), Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) from 2006 to 2015, and the 2015 Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (RALE).
The United Nations General Assembly resolution Literacy for life: Shaping future agendas reaffirms the above principles and continues to underline the importance of strengthening joint efforts among all stakeholders in the international community to advance the global literacy agenda.
Welcome to LitBase, the Global Literacy and Numeracy Database. Here you will find case studies of youth and adult literacy programmes representing some of the best practice around the world.