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Lifelong learning is a right not a privilege, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told delegates at a key international conference this week.

Speaking at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit, she set out an ambitious vision for lifelong learning, based on the notion of lifelong learning as a human right. Flexible learning solutions were needed to facilitate lifelong learning for all, she said, and were essential to the development of inclusive and sustainable societies.

Madhu Singh, one of the world’s leading experts on the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning and a long-time member of the UIL team, died suddenly on 11 December 2018 in her hometown of New Delhi, India.

Dr Singh gained her MA in Sociology,...

I wanted to learn how to read and write in order to be independent, to be able to depend on myself. For a living, I cook and sell meals. I now have a webpage with my menus and I can also keep account of the payments of my clients .’ (AMLL learner in Mexico)

Carrying out an international evaluation of literacy achievement among youth and adults implies knowing which skills to evaluate.

The methodology used within the framework of the second phase of RAMAA II (Recherche-action sur la mesure des apprentissages des bénéficiaires des...

The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social development in Uganda has just approved and allocated a budget for the implementation of a pilot programme for Community Learning Centres (CLCs) in three districts.

The national strategy for piloting CLCs in Uganda is based on the work of UIL’s...

The fourth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE 4 ) will be published in 2019. A record 160 UNESCO Member States provided their insights on developments in adult learning and education. The information received will help to assess the current state of...