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On the eve of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, Project Literacy has warned that the true global economic cost of illiteracy may be far higher than previously thought.
January 2016: Project Literacy warns on the true economic cost of illiteracy

Tackling illiteracy should be made global economic priority New analysis suggests global economic cost of illiteracy has been hugely underestimated Existing estimate of $1.19tn may only be “the tip of the iceberg”   On the eve of...

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Lily Cole to urge leaders to take action on global illiteracy crisis at Parliament
February 2016: Lily Cole urges action on global illiteracy crisis at Parliament

Actress, model, activist and new mother Cole condemns fact that one in five British children leave primary school unable to read or write


Project Literacy launches campaign on behalf of people who can’t read or sign their name  
September 2015: World's largest petition is delivered to world leaders

World’s largest ever petition is delivered to world leaders at United Nations General Assembly     Project Literacy launches campaign on behalf of 750m people who can’t read or sign their name 00:00 SEPTEMBER 29, NEW YORK – Toda...

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