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Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030

12 April 2017

‘Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030’ is the theme of the third International Conference on Learning Cities, which will take place from 18 to 20 September 2017 in Cork, Ireland. Participants will be looking at ways to close the gap between the internationally agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and local realities in order to establish a global action plan that will guide cities in implementing lifelong learning and promoting sustainable development.

City leaders and representatives from the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), as well as leaders and experts from national governments, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector will exchange best practices and views on:

  1. how lifelong learning supports the achievement of the SDGs at local level;
  2. the importance of promoting cities’ integrated governance and multi-stakeholder partnership to secure a sustainable future;
  3. successful ways of implementing and measuring the impact of local actions for sustainable development.

The conference website and registration for the event will go live in May.