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The third in UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) current series of policy briefs, titled Gender equality matters: Empowering women through literacy programmes , offers research-informed analysis and action-oriented recommendations for local and national governments, providers of literacy programmes and educators on how to reduce the gender gap in adult literacy .

This document describes measures taken in different countries to reduce gender disparities in literacy and presents...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2014

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

The Second Global Report on Adult Learning and Education is based principally on 141 national progress reports submitted by UNESCO Member States. Its objective is to review the implementation of the recommendations made by governments at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in Belém in December 2009.

The Report provides an opportunity...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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At the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), which was held in Belém, Brazil, in December 2009, 144 UNESCO Member States, in-cluding 40 from Africa, adopted the Belém Framework for Action, the most recent international policy document seeking to strengthen adult education. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in co-operation with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNESCO offices in the different world regions, is coordinating the global monitoring of the follow-up to the Belém Framework for Action.This includes the preparation of the Global...

Author/Editor:
Angela Owusu-Boampong
Year of publication:
2013

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There are more than one billion young people worldwide aged between 15 and 24, representing the largest cohort that has ever had to progress from childhood to adulthood. Almost 87 per cent of them live in developing countries (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 2011). As many as 123 million of this generation, 61 percent of them girls, were reported to be illiterate in 2011 (UIS, 2013).

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Youth Matters: Equipping Vulnerable Young People...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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We, the 150 participants from seven countries in the Workshop on National Policy Frameworks for Lifelong Learning in the ASEAN Countries, which was held in Ha Noi on 10 and 11 January 2013, co-organised by the Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and UNESCO in Viet Nam with the support of the UNESCO Asia and Paci­c Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok and the Institute for International Cooperation of theGerman Adult Education Association (dvv international), considering the following, wish to propose to the Ministers of Education...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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In celebrating its anniversary this year, the Institute reflected on its success in weathering the storms of sixty years, and emerging stronger than ever. That UIL remains vibrant and responsive to diverse national, regional and global demands is testimony to the consistently excellent work of its staff. The core tasks of advocacy, research, capacity-building and partnership development continued to guide their efforts in 2012.

Download: Annual report 2012: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

To raise awareness of policy makers on key issues on lifelong learning, adult education and literacy, UIL has started developing a series of policy briefs. The theme of the Policy Brief No.1 is Quality Matters: Improving the Status of Literacy Teaching Personnel , and is based on the discussions of experts and practitioners from more than ten countries during the “International Workshop on Strategies for the Improvement of the Status of Literacy Teaching...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2013

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

Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE, 2006–2015) was conceptualised as a key operational mechanism for achieving the goals of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD, 2003–2012) and as a framework for action to accelerate efforts in countries where a lack of literacy and numeracy skills poses a critical challenge to achieving EFA, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, 2000–2015) and the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005–2014).

LIFE targets the 36 countries with literacy rates below 50 per cent and/or a population of more than 10...

Author/Editor:
Ulrike Hanemann
Year of publication:
2012

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The UNESCO Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning were developed to facilitate recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of all learning outcomes, particularly those of non-formal and informal learning. UNESCO Member States also committed themselves to establishing recognition frameworks to develop and improve RVA principles and mechanisms.

The UNESCO Guidelines define the key areas of action at national level in terms of:...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2012

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The present Annual Report provides a detailed account of UIL’s activities and achievements in 2011. They include the meetings organised and publications produced, as well as the new alliances made, the awareness raised, and the support provided to partners from within government and civil society in UNESCO’s Member States. The report highlights specific programmes undertaken by UIL in 2011, namely the preparation of the Global LIFE Mid-Term Evaluation Report,the development of the UNESCO Guidelines on the Recognition,Validation and Accreditation of Learning Outcomes of Non-formal and...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2012

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.