The landmark conclusion of the World Literacy Summit 2012 was the Oxford Declaration. Delegates were asked to outline the key action points required to improve global literacy standards. They contributed throughout the conference via face-to-face interviews and an interactive web forum.
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A brief summary of the Oxford DeclarationTo address the state of literacy worldwide, the quality of education must be a global development priority. In order to raise the profile of literacy and learning on the international agenda, the delegates of the World Literacy Summit 2012 call for:
The four priority areas in which the Oxford Declaration pledges a collective investment:
The Oxford Declaration is now being used as an instrument to break down the barriers between government, business, non-governmental organisations, educational institutions and the world’s citizens in an effort to promote greater literacy standards worldwide. The Declaration is providing impetus to fund, plan, operate and measure literacy initiatives.
You too – whether you are an individual or an organisation – can now add your name to the list of signatories supporting the Oxford Declaration. Please contact for more details.
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