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“From literacy to lifelong learning” is the great challenge which this Regional Conference poses for us.

In other words, the challenge is to advance from initial literacy – which is the way in which literacy for young people and adults continues to be understood in many countries of the region to a vision and a broader educational provision which includes teaching but also recognizes and validates learning acquired, not only as adults, but also throughout our life: in the family, in the community, at work, through the media, through social participation and by the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2009

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

The sub-Saharan region is the region with the highest prevalence of HIV worldwide. In 1998 the Durban Statement adopted by the MINEDAF VII Conference of African Ministers of Education stressed the urgent need of joint efforts to combat the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS “with all means at our disposal”. The Dakar Framework for Action adopted by the World Education Forum in April 2000 underlined that “programmes to control and reduce the spread of the virus must make maximum use of education's potential to transmit messages on prevention and to change attitudes and...

Author/Editor:
Hall; Nigel; Mauch; Werner
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English.

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.

This first-ever Global Report on Adult Learning and Education is based on 154 National Reports submitted by UNESCO Member States on the state of adult learning and education, five Regional Synthesis Reports and secondary literature. Its purpose is to provide...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2009

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

These guidelines provide cities with strategic approaches for building dynamic and sustainable learning cities. They contain a set of actionable recommendations that can be referred to at every stage of the process of becoming a learning city. The documents are available for download in Arabic , Chinese ,...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2015

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

This book constitutes one of a number of activities completed as part of a collaboration between the UNESCO Institute for Education (Hamburg) and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE), whose objective was to gain a better understanding of innovative educational practices in countries in the South or countries with an economically and socially disadvantaged population. A three-year research programme analysed a series of non-formal educational programmes for adults in selected countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Canada, using an inclusive approach that viewed...

Author/Editor:
Büttner; Thomas; Jung; Ingrid; King; Linda
Year of publication:
1997

Available from UIL's Library in Spanish.

Grasping the breadth of learning festivals around the world poses a real challenge. This alone is a good sign because it indicates that the scope and wealth of activities carried out globally to celebrate and motivate learners are immense. International Adult Learners Week embraces them all, be they adult learners Weeks or Lifelong Learning Days, Learning Festivals, or Literacy Weeks. Whether they take place at a local, national, or sub regional level, in March, May, September, or November of any given year, together they constitute an international network and movement to...

Author/Editor:
Bochynek; Bettina; Kuhanen; Lari
Year of publication:
2002

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The 5th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) was convened by the Director-General of UNESCO in pursuance of resolutions 1.1 (para 2.A.g) and 1.4 (para 3) adopted by the General Conference at its twenty-eighth session of the General Conference of UNESCO and in accordance with the work plan of the Approved Programme and Budget for 1996. At the invitation of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Conference was held at the Congress Centrum Hamburg from 14 to 18 July 1997. The Conference was organized with the following partners: FAO; ILO; UNAIDS; UNICEF;...

Author/Editor:
UIE
Year of publication:
1997

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The world has undergone major transformations in the course of the century now coming to a close, which have served to change humankind’s global environment, physically, socially, environmentally, politically and culturally, in spite of a number of negative forces at play. Notwithstanding the accompanying questions and doubts, the scientific research and discoveries that have gone hand in hand with these transformations are growing in significance and are indisputably benefiting humanity as a whole. Unfortunately, however, a large minority of the world’s population remains unable to...

Author/Editor:
Hazoumê; Marc Laurent
Year of publication:
1999

Available from UIL's Library in French.

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.