The Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will meet from 2 to 4 December 2015 to review the progress of the Institute’s work over the past year and to adopt the work programme and budget for 2016 to 2017. As a Category 1 Education Institute of UNESCO, UIL has functional autonomy. The Governing Board is responsible for approving UIL’s plans and budgets for activities within the frameworks and strategies of UNESCO. The Board consists of twelve members who are nominated intuitu personae by the Director-General of UNESCO. This year’s meeting is particularly important, as it seeks to set strategic goals and policies that will inform UIL’s work in advancing the new Education 2030 Framework for Action across UNESCO Member States, to ensure maximum support to achieve results and impact set by UNESCO Member States.