Giving Compass' Take:

· BBC News discusses a new report from the UN showing that progress towards global literacy has been stalled, with Unesco reporting that 30% of adults and 20% of youths will still be illiterate in developing countries.

· How can donors support global education and literacy? What can be done to provide youths with resources in developing countries? 

· Here are a five ways to improve global literacy.

Promises by world leaders to raise global education standards by 2030 are unlikely to be kept, warns the United Nations' education agency.

Unesco says on current trends, 30% of adults and 20% of young people will still be illiterate in poor countries.

There are 262 million young people without access to school, with the worst problems in sub-Saharan Africa.

The UN agency warns that the numbers missing out on education are unlikely to fall much in the next decade.

The report examines progress towards global targets, the "sustainable development goals", which in 2015 the international community committed to achieve by 2030.

Read the full article about global literacy by Sean Coughlan at BBC News.