USAID Backs UN Literacy Fund

The U.S. Agency for International Development will grant USD2 million for the United Nations Literacy Decade Fund to Advance Global Literacy. “This fund will be housed at UNESCO, and sustained by contributions from governments, foundations, corporations, and others,” said U.S First Lady Laura Bush. “It will support activities in the 35 countries with the lowest literacy rates, and it will target the most disadvantaged populations – including orphans and out-of-school youth.” (“USAID Grants USD2 Million Dollars to the United Nations Literacy Decade Fund to Advance Global Literacy” - U.S. Agency for International Development, Sept. 22, 2008)

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