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In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Cork Call to Action for Learning Cities recognizes the important role of lifelong learning as a driver for environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability. It outlines key points for cities to promote health and environment, equity and inclusion, as well as decent work and entrepreneurship.

The document is available for download in English , French and...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
3

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

Although they are often overlooked by policymakers, intergenerational approaches to literacy and learning have huge potential across a range of agendas and particularly for disadvantaged and vulnerable families.

Research evidence reveals the considerable benefits of family learning for both children and adults. Fostering a culture of learning within the family can help prevent school failure and drop-out among children while helping parents in ensuring their children are school-ready and supporting them with their homework. The desire of parents to better support their children at...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
4

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

In 2016, UIL’s work focused on the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) and its related targets, as set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Education 2030 Framework for Action.

UIL’s efforts to advance this agenda in 2016 included the production of the 3rd Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), which focused on the impact of adult learning and education (ALE) on health and well-...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

Villa María Declaration - Meeting on Learning to Live Sustainably in Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (Villa María, Argentina, 26 - 28 April 2017)

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; UNESCO Santiago Office; Villa María city
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
3

Available from UIL's Library in English, Spanish.

Local communities have an indispensable role to play in supporting people’s learning and development and in creating societies that are engaged, inclusive and sustainable. Community-based learning strengthens bonds across generations, promotes agency and self-reliance, and fosters social cohesion, thus encouraging active citizenship and a sense of ownership of a community’s future. Moreover, it enables the exchange of information and the development of skills necessary in tackling the challenges of today’s rapidly changing world, ultimately...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

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

In Asia and the Pacific region, community learning centres – or CLCs – improve access to lifelong learning and education, and serve as an integral mechanism for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 4: ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.

It is against this backdrop that six Asian countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam) participated in exploratory research launched by NILE in late 2015 to analyse the wider benefits of CLCs so...

Author/Editor:
Chris Duke; Heribert Hinzen
Year of publication:
2017

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Literacy and numeracy are central to lifelong learning and sustainable development. In today’s fast-changing world, both skills are essential to achieving independence and wellbeing, and provide the basis for sustainable societies with constant socio-economic progress.

Literacy and Numeracy from a Lifelong Learning Perspective , a new policy brief by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), challenges the assumption that literacy and numeracy are stand-alone skills to be learned within a set timeframe. It argues instead for a...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2017

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

Used strategically, libraries have the potential to play a key role in promoting national literacy efforts, as they are trusted by people in the communities they serve and are in a good position to provide a wide variety of literacy opportunities. Libraries provide literacy resources for children, youth and adults at all proficiency levels, thereby making an enormous contribution to supporting a reading culture and the creation of a literate society. They are also an ideal community space for facilitating intergenerational and ...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2016

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

This Executive Summary provides the key messages espoused in the report, offering an overview of the development of adult learning and education in the world ’, Arne Carlsen , Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) takes a holistic approach to education and lifelong learning to support countries in achieving the goals set in in the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is pleased to present its Biennium Report 2014 | 2015, both in print and online .

With a series of milestone events in education and lifelong learning on a global scale, the 2014–2015 biennium was a period of transition in which the Institute worked with governmental and non-governmental partners for the greater good of all people. This report presents in a dynamic design UIL’s achievements in research, capacity building,...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.