From 22 to 24 February 2023, mayors and representatives of the 42 Latin American UNESCO learning cities will take part in a forum on Learning for Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development. They will be joined by representatives of ministries of education, governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities and the private sector.
The meeting aims to:
- share experiences and success stories of learning strategies and policies that promote active citizenship, health and well-being, as well as protecting of the environment;
- promote the construction of multisectoral regional alliances between member cities of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities;
- establish a regional cooperation roadmap for the consolidation of learning ecosystems in urban spaces.
To provide a perspective from beyond the region, Mr Park Seoung Won, Chair of the Korean Association of Lifelong Learning Cities (KALLC) and mayor of the UNESCO learning city of Gwangmyeong, Republic of Korea, and Mr Ralf Behrens, Head of Section at the Environment Ministry of the UNESCO learning city of Hamburg, Germany, will also contribute.
The event is hosted by the UNESCO learning city of Queretaro, Mexico, and organized together with the Network of Learning Cities of Mexico and the Network of Learning Cities of Latin America, in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
22 to 24 February 2023
Querétaro Congress Center
Paseo de las Artes 1531-B
Delegación Josefa Vergara
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There are 294 cities in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, which is coordinated by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The network supports and improves the practice of lifelong learning in member cities by promoting policy dialogue and peer learning, documenting effective strategies and good practice, fostering partnerships, providing capacity development, and developing tools and instruments to design, implement and monitor learning cities strategies.