UNESCO now has two frameworks to guide the development of adult learning and education (ALE) in its Member States: the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), which was the outcome document of the Sixth International Conference on Adult Learning and Education (CONFINTEA VI) in 2009, and the Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (RALE), which was adopted in 2015 along with the Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The 2015 UNESCO General Conference adopted a new Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (2015) to replace the 1976 Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education.
Members of the Network on Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Development ‒ one of the networks making up the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) ‒ reviewed the process of revising the 1976 UNESCO Recommendati
At its 19th session in 1976, the UNESCO general conference adopted a Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education, based on an impetus from the third International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA III).
To support the follow-up and monitoring at the International level of the Belém Framework for Action, UNESCO and its structures were requested by the 6