The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in conjunction with International Literacy Day launched a new portal "Knowledge an Innovations Network for Literacy (KINL)" for supporting and promoting literacy efforts globally.
KINL supported by Microsoft and Verizon is intended to be a global workplace where literacy researchers and workers can connect, share information and discuss literacy in English, Spanish and French. The hope and expectation is that KINL will foster creativity and innovation in advancing literacy as well as be a support worldwide for people working on literacy. Microsoft shares the global concern with literacy – both for children and adults. It's estimated that there're796 million illiterate adults worldwide and 67.4 million children not attending school and at risk of becoming illiterate adults.