Approximately 11 million people are currently incarcerated in penal institutions worldwide. While education is a fundamental human right, many of these penal institutions are overcrowded and at crisis point, unable to provide education according to international standards.
The first series of virtual workshops on the validation of literacy and numeracy test items will be held on December 9-11, 2020 and December 15-16, 2020. This will include validation of vocabulary and spelling test items.
On 3 and 4 December 2020, members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) will meet virtually to share best practices, insights, progress and challenges with regards to learning for well-being.
On Tuesday, 17 November 2020, members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) will meet virtually for an exchange of best practice, insights, progress and challenges in educational planning and for discussing the measurement of learning city development.
On 12 and 13 November 2020, UNESCO learning cities from around the globe will meet virtually to share strategies, experiences and challenges concerning citizenship education.
On 29 October 2020, over 70 UNESCO learning cities from Asia Pacific will launch a regional network to enhance collaboration with a view to strengthening lifelong learning at urban level. It is the first formal regional network within the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC).
On 28 and 29 October 2020, the Global Alliance for Literacy within the Framework of Lifelong Learning (GAL) met virtually to assess the unprecedented challenges brought by COVID-19 on youth and adult literacy in its 29 member countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to education, at every level, right across the globe, but it has also highlighted the importance of fostering a culture of lifelong learning in supporting societies to build the capacities necessary to cope with and respond to such crises.
This year, UNESCO celebrates World Teachers’ Day with a series of virtual events on the theme ‘Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future’.