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Today, over 750 million people cannot read this sentence.
1 in 10 people in the world remain illiterate. That's more than the population of Europe.
Two-thirds of the illiterate population are women.
123 million 15-24 year olds in the world today cannot read.
32 million adults in the United States cannot read.
Illiteracy costs the world $1.19 trillion every year.
Each year, illiteracy costs a developed nation 2% of its GDP, an emerging economy 1.2% of GDP, and a developing country 0.5% of GDP.

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