Saturday, September 8th is International Literacy Day. On this day, UNESCO calls attention to the literacy needs of the world and seeks to highlight the progress that has been made in the last 50+ years in making literacy an  universal human state of existence.

It is estimated that 750 million adults around the world are illiterate, and with illiteracy often comes unemployment, exploitation and an all-around lower quality of life. The Centers for Disease Control even identifies literacy (or lack thereof) as strongly correlative to physical health.

Learn more about worldwide literacy issues by visiting the links above, and take a minute to watch this video: