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A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country’s qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level. NQFs can be useful tools in education and training reforms and are vital reference points for lifelong learning and comparing qualifications across borders.

The Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications frameworks 2017, Volume II: National and regional cases gives an update on the national and regional qualification frameworks of 99 countries around...

Author/Editor:
European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation (ETF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
659

More than 600 delegates from 180 cities in over 80 UNESCO Member States attended the third International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC), which took place from 18 to 20 September 2017 in Cork, Ireland. Under the theme ‘Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030’, the event demonstrated the importance of implementing lifelong learning initiatives at the local level in order to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The outcome documents of the event, the Cork Call...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
82

This Guide to Action highlights concrete approaches to the development of green and healthy learning cities, equitable and inclusive learning cities, and decent work and entrepreneurship in learning cities.

It includes examples of good practice, which demonstrate the diversity of initiatives and reflect the manifold contexts and development stages in which cities operate. The guiding questions highlight some important issues related to the respective thematic areas. Along with a selection of related Key Features of Learning Cities and Sustainable Development Goals, this can serve...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
26

A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country’s qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level. NQFs can be useful tools in education and training reforms and are vital reference points for lifelong learning and comparing qualifications across borders.

The Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2017, Volume 1: Thematic chapters comprises eight thematic chapters, charting developments in national and regional qualifications frameworks...

Author/Editor:
European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation (ETF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
127
Arab States: A region in transition

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), which will be published in 2019. The Arab States regional report, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines the advancement of...

Author/Editor:
Sami Nassar
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Sub-Saharan-Africa: Forging links between ALE and the SDG targets

This report documents the outcomes and results of the CONFINTEA VI recommendations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – that is, the progress made in implementing the targets set out in the Belém Framework for Action (BFA) across the region. Particular attention is paid to regional or country action plans and their achievements.

Countries in the region are, unfortunately, short on evidence and thus reliable data, which results in strong recommendations to...

Author/Editor:
John Aitchison
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Latin America and the Caribbean: Improving the pace

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), which will be published in 2019. The Latin America and Caribbean regional report, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines...

Author/Editor:
Nélida Elcira Céspedes Rossel; Advocacy Group on Education Policy of the Council of Popular Education of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEAAL)
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Asia and the Pacific: A new agenda for ALE based on the gains made in recent decades

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), which will be published in 2019. The report on Asia and the Pacific (AP), one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult...

Author/Editor:
Rangachar Govinda
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), held in Brazil in December 2009, closed with the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action , which recorded the commitments of Member States and presented a strategic guide for the global development of adult learning and education from a lifelong learning perspective. The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), published in 2016, drew on...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English, French, Spanish.

Europe and North America: Increased levels of participation

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon , Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE IV ), due to be published in 2019. The report on Europe and North America, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines the...

Author/Editor:
Aleksandra Kozyra; Ricarda Motschilnig; Gina Ebner
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.