Side event: Adult learning and education as a lever for transformation

  • Date: 29 June 2022
  • Where: Paris (France)

From 15 to 17 June 2022, participants from across the globe came together for the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) in Marrakech, Morocco. They took stock of achievements in adult learning and education, discussed challenges, and developed a new framework for action to make adult learning and education a reality around the world – the Marrakech Framework for Action.

CONFINTEA VII is one of the key conferences preparing the ground for the Transforming Education Summit (TES) and the renewal of the commitment by member states to education and lifelong learning as a pre-eminent public good. The Marrakech Framework for Action will guide Member States in their policies and actions in adult learning and education over the next decade which is particularly relevant for the TES Action Track 2, focusing on learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development.

The TES side event, hosted by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning together with the Kingdom of Morocco, will present outcomes of CONFINTEA and discuss how the implementation of the Marrakech Framework for Action can contribute to transforming education over the next decade. The event will particularly focus on the call of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the formal recognition of a universal entitlement to lifelong learning and reskilling, translated into practice through legislation, policy and effective lifelong learning systems (Our Common Agenda).

29 June 2022, 8:30-10:00h CEST

UNESCO Headquarters (Room X)



Watch the livestream here

  • Language of event: English, French

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