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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

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

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

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

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It gives me great pleasure to introduce this Medium-Term Strategy 2008-2013 for the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Since our change of status to a full UNESCO Institute two years ago, accompanied by a new name (we were previously the UNESCO Institute of Education), many more avenues have been opened up for us to explore. There have been new ideas, concepts and courses of action to understand and engage with, new methods of working and new partnerships to be built, both within and outside UNESCO.

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Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

This study of the financing for promoting literacy in Senegal aims to provide a summary of the available reports on this question in order to:

-Compare the costs of different programmes implemented in Senegal.

-Make recommendations for the calculation of the cost of a national programme, providing quality whilst remaining within the country’s capacities.

-Draw conclusions for planning the LIFE initiative and developing a regional strategy for the UNLD.

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Author/Editor:
Diagne; Amadou Wade
Year of publication:
2007

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

The fourth policy brief in the UIL series recommends youth engagement in multipurpose community learning spaces and centres. The aim is to improve their access to full participation in learning and community development activities. It is based on discussions from the International Policy Forum on Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth through Community Learning Centres held on 20 – 22 August 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Policy Brief 4 is built on the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2014

Available from UIL's Library in English.

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.

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1998
No. of pages:
35

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Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1998
No. of pages:
32

Available from UIL's Library in English, French.

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