In 2009, the Institute worked hard to drive the vision of lifelong learning forward on international education agendas. On behalf of UNESCO, UIL was entrusted with coordinating the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI). Preparations for this intergovernmental conference, which was held from 1 to 4 December 2009 – after its postponement from May 2009 – required the Institute’s full attention. The conference was clearly a success, with more than 50 ministers and deputy ministers travelling to Belém in the Amazon region of Brazil to attend the event and adopt an outcome document – the Belém Framework for Action– which demands concrete policies and strategies for the implementation of lifelong learning in all Member States. Indeed, much of this success can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of the UIL Director and staff, as well as all other partners involved, in particular the Government of Brazil and the UNESCO Brasilia office.
- Author/Editor: UIL
Annual report 2009: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
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