Mr Daniel Baril, Director General of the Canadian Institute for Cooperation in Adult Education (ICAE), has been elected Chair of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) Governing Board. He succeeds Ms Malak Zaalouk, who presided over the Board from 2017 to 2019.  

In accepting the nomination, Mr Baril stated: “It is with a sense of great responsibility that I take on the role of Chair of the UIL Governing Board. UIL has a unique role to play regarding the right to education, in a world of great inequalities.”