Illiteracy - blight of the twentieth century
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Published by World Federation of Trade Unions in [S.l.] .
Written in English


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StatementWorld Trade Union Conference on Functional Literacy (Nicosia - Cyprus, May 6-10 1969).
ContributionsWorld Federation of Trade Unions.
The Physical Object
Pagination77p. :
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18709641M

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