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The aim of this report commissioned by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is to test and apply our approach and the normative model in Brazil, Burkina Faso and Uganda. The three countries are multilingual in various degrees, and differ in terms of educational development, literate environment and socio-economic development.

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Author/Editor:
Ravens; Jan van; Aggio; Carlos
Year of publication:
2007

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

The year 2006 was another milestone in the transformation of the institute. At the end of June 2006 the UNESCO institute for Education (UIE), which was established in 1951/52 as a foundation under German law, closed down. The 174 th session of UNESCO’s Executive Board – following the recommendation of the Director-General- decided to turn the institute into a body under international law and to give it a new name, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). This was a historic moment in the life of the Institute. The name change was recommended during a process of external evaluation...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2006

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

It is now foreseeable that 2005 was the last full year in which the UNESCO Institute for Education operated under its legal form as a German foundation. The 33rd General Conference of UNESCO has removed the last hurdle for the transformation of the Institute into a full-fledged international body. The decision to change the statutes of the Institute had been taken already in 2003 by the UNESCO Executive Board following a recommendation by the Director-General. The change will now be carried out in early 2006. In 2005 UIE made a big step forward towards being a more integral part of UNESCO...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2005

Available from UIL's Library in English.

In 2003, the Executive Board of UNESCO decided that the status and statutes of the UNESCO Institute for Education should be changed in order to make it a full-fledged international institute. Although the Host-country Agreement between UNESCO and the German Government – which is the decisive step towards the new international status of UIE – has not yet been concluded, the Institute has made in the past year great efforts to adapt to the new situation. A considerable attempt was made by UNESCO to integrate more organically UIE and other Education Institutes and Centres into the Education...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2005

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The Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V), held in 1997, looked ahead to the world’s transition to the new millennium by identifyin adult learning as a key to the twenty-first century. The Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning adopted there forcefully expresses the vital significance of adult education and learning by identifying its potential “for fostering ecologically sustainable development, for promoting democracy, justice, gender equity, and scientific, social and economic development, and for building a world in which violent conflict is...

Author/Editor:
International Conference on Adult Education; 5th; Hamburg; Germany; 1997
Year of publication:
2004

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Many adult learning stakeholders, UIE’s partners and Governing Board, and UNESCO have repeatedly stressed the need for a strategic plan for the work of the Institute. Priority issues, major areas of concern and requests for intervention in the search for sustainable solutions have emerged from a systematic needs assessment carried out by UIE and other partners. They have emerged also from demands expressed strongly in various ways by Member States and representatives of NGOs and CSOs. All of this has resulted in a clear mandate for UIE from UNESCO and the international community. The...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

In 2003, the UNESCO Institute for Education moved resolutely forward towards changing its status from that of a German foundation to becoming a full-fledged international institute. This change of status is not simply a legal matter. It implies much more: a transformation of identity, of spirit and of responsibility. Although a reduction of financial resources continues to weigh heavily on the Institute, UIE has proved that it will be able to continue its work under its new conditions, that it can win new sources of funding and that it is capable of thriving in a competitive surrounding...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This report constitutes the Arab region’s main input into the CONFINTEA Mid-Term Review process. It is also an attempt at a critical assessment of the progress made since the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA), which took place in Hamburg in July 1997, and the Arab Regional Preparatory Conference, which took place in Cairo in February of that year.

Download: Literacy and adult education in the Arab World: regional report for the CONFINTEA V Mid-Term Review Conference...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Youth and adult education (Educación de Personas Jóvenes y Adultas – EPJA) is frequently given a low priority on governmental agendas, which are sometimes forced to prioritize scarce resources and thus limit their areas of action to the standard education system. Nonetheless, increasing efforts are being made to provide educational opportunities to those who, earlier on in their lives, were unable to integrate successfully into the education system, and these efforts are being spearheaded not only by ministries of education, but also by a variety of institutions who have long been active...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2003

2002 was a very special year for UIE. On 14 June, UIE celebrated its 50th anniversary in a spirit of renewed self-confidence and optimism. Although the Institute is now facing a tighter budget than in previous years, the threat of insolvency and uncertainty is now definitely averted. This is due in large measure to the support of many partners all over the world. UIE wishes to thank especially the German government and the government and Parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for their continuing support and hospitality to the Institute. Equally, we are grateful to the...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.