In what year was this day established by the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)? International Literacy Day is celebrated around the world each year on September 8th.
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world (reference: Wikipedia)