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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...

Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
10

In October 2017, representatives from 95 Member States met in Suwon, Republic of Korea, and made a firm commitment to continue the implementation of the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), adopted in 2009 at the sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI).

This report gives an overview of the Mid-Term Review conference , detailing progress, activities and trends in the field of adult learning and...

Author/Editor:
Clinton Robinson
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
15
Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2016

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The 38th UNESCO General Conference adopted a new Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education, 2015. This Recommendation supersedes the 1976 Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education and is, therefore, the most up-to-date normative instrument in this important policy area.

It calls upon Member States to take action in the areas already defined in the Belém Framework for Action (BFA) – i.e. policy, governance, finance, participation, inclusion and equity, and quality – while building on the potentials of...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO
Year of publication:
2016

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Drawing on data and reports from 141 countries , the second Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 2) was the first international report to monitor progress in promoting adult learning and education (ALE) since countries adopted the 2009 Belém Framework for Action . GRALE 2 also included ground-breaking analysis on literacy .

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Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) closed with the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action. Held from 1 to 4 December 2009 in Belém, Brazil, with the participation of over 1,100 delegates, including including 55 Ministers and Deputy Ministers from 144 UNESCO Member States, CONFINTEA VI continued a series of global UNESCO meetings on adult education and learning which have been held every twelve years since 1949. Building on the Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning and the Agenda for the Future of 1997, the Belém Framework for Action records the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2010

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We, the representatives from 46 African countries at this preparatory Africa regional conference for CONFINTEA VI, declare our commitment to make youth and adult learning and education a right and a reality for all our people. New challenges and demands are made on Africa to master new and old situations and we voice Africa’s call to CONFINTEA VI: join and support us in this struggle for lifelong learning, sustainable development and a culture of peace. Such societal change evolves as a product of conscious citizenship and increased livelihood skills. Youth and adult learning and...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

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This conference is being held within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations Literacy Decade, the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the Arab Plan for the Development of Education in the Arab World and the Islamic Programme for Literacy and Basic Education for All.

Download: Statement on Investing in Adult Education: Building Learning and Knowledge Societies in the Arab States (PDF 138 KB)

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Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

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Contexts and challenging issue

The resurgence of adult learning and education

1. The new millennium has brought about a renewed appreciation of adult learning and education (ALE) as central in addressing the critical development challenges in Asia and the Pacific. The rapid pace of change, and the rise of knowledge economies and learning societies in a globalised world, highlight the importance of ensuring that all adults have access to high-quality learning and education opportunities.

2. At the same time, unresolved socio-economic problems, in particular extreme...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

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We, the representatives of 33 countries in the UNESCO Pan-European Region at this preparatory conference for CONFINTEA VI, declare our commitment to strengthening learning and education as a priority for all adults in the region. We meet at a time of financial crisis across the region and the wider world, and in the context of continuing conflicts, accelerating demographic change and environmental changes. We reaffirm the importance of adult learning in enabling people to deal with economic and social change, to participate actively in civil society, to foster cultural action and to enrich...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

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