In 1966, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marked September 8th as International Literacy Day to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities, as well as globally. According to UNESCO, this day reminds us of “the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.”
In honor of that same sentiment, QAIC partnered with the Qatar National Library to highlight the institution and its vital work to make literature accessible to all. As Qatar’s preeminent literary institution, Qatar National Library promotes literacy not only by preserving historic texts, but also through educational events, public outreach, and digitization efforts.
To learn more about the library’s mission and initiatives, check out the video below.