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Many of the 173 UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) members around the world face severe challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). During a webinar by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning on 19 March, UNESCO learning cities such as Beijing (People’s Republic of China), Shanghai (People’s Republic of China), Fermo (Italy), Kashan (Iran) and Manizales (Colombia) presented solutions, contingency plans and distance-learning approaches to over 180 representatives of other cities.

In the latest entry to the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) blog Daniel Baril, Chair of the UIL Governing Board, writes: In matters of adult learning and education, we live in paradoxical times. On the one hand, learning needs are diversifying and adult education resources cover a...