Revising the UNESCO Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education

27 May 2014

As mandated by the Belém Framework for Action and approved in 2013 by UNESCO’s General Conference, UNESCO will revise the 1976 Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education. Concomitantly, the Recommendation on Technical and Vocational Education and Training will be revised.

The revised drafts of the Recommendations, prepared with the help of international experts and in consultation with Member States, will be submitted for approval by the General Conference in 2015. To that end, a joint expert meeting is being held at UIL on 27 to 28 May 2014 with adult education and TVET specialists from all world regions, UIL, the UNESCO Section for Youth, Literacy and Skills Development and UNESCO-UNEVOC. This meeting is producing draft recommendations which will be distributed to Member States in September to be finalized for submission to the UNESCO Executive Board and General Conference. The revised recommendation on adult education will serve as a high-level normative document to support and monitor adult learning and education from 2015 onwards.

In order to discuss the draft 1976 Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education with a broader audience, UIL will organize an open online consultation from 16 to 29 June, 2014. An invitation to participate in this process will soon be posted on this website.

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