The year 2006 was another milestone in the transformation of the institute. At the end of June 2006 the UNESCO institute for Education (UIE), which was established in 1951/52 as a foundation under German law, closed down. The 174th session of UNESCO’s Executive Board – following the recommendation of the Director-General- decided to turn the institute into a body under international law and to give it a new name, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). This was a historic moment in the life of the Institute. The name change was recommended during a process of external evaluation carried out in late 2006 under the guidance of UNESCO’s internal Oversight Service (IOS). The evalution team from the Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Education centre for innovation Studies (NIFU STEP) noted that the name UNESCO Institute for Education was too unspecific and did not accurately reflect the Institute’s long-standing focus on adult learning as well as out-of-school and non-formal education in the perspective of lifelong learning.
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Annual report 2006: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
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