Deadline approaches for national CONFINTEA VI progress reports

8 February 2012

Meetings are being organised in some Latin American countries to support the preparation of National CONFINTEA VI Progress Reports. In Brazil, for example, the National Literacy and Youth and Adult Education Commission (CNAEJA) which includes stakeholders from different sectors around the country will meet on 7-8 February. In Mexico the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA) will meet with government agencies, universities, NGOs, international agencies and the private sector on 9-10 February.

The National CONFINTEA VI Progress Reports are intended to provide a clear picture of the complex situation in adult education. In compiling their reports, countries are encouraged to take into account the wide range of actors and stakeholders within government (e.g. ministries of education, labour, health, agriculture, gender, culture, sports and leisure, social welfare, finance and foreign affairs). Importantly, they have also been requested to consider the roles played by non-governmental organisations, trade unions, social movements, faith-based organisations, social partners and bilateral and multilateral development agencies and other private actors. Countries have been asked to complete and send their reports to UIL by 29 February.