Russian Federation


Rita Kyjovska

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Position Paper

Country: Russian Federation

Committee: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Topic: Tackling Analphabetism in Less Economically Developed Countries

School: Meridian International School

Delegate: Rita Kyjovsk√°

Worldwide, analphabetism has a crippling effect. On a personal level, it prevents the individual from learning crucial life skills and participating fully in society; on a national level, it can drain the strength of developing countries and significantly slow development. On an international level, this can hinder the economy. While illiteracy is not a problem in Russia, we understand the undermining effects it can have on a country.

Nationally, literacy rates in the Russian federation are very high at 99.7 percent of the population. In the past, during the Bolshevik Revolution, literacy campaigns and efforts to make education free were launched because they were seen as a crucial aspect in the success of the revolution and the participation of individuals in society. Internationally, in collaboration with the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Russian Federation has worked with the World Bank Group to create a trust fu...