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Approximately 11 million people are in prisons worldwide, a number that is constantly growing. Many prisons are overcrowded and at crisis point, unable to provide education –  a fundamental human right to which all prisoners should have access. To identify current trends, progress and challenges in prison education at a global level, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published Education in prison: A literature review.

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, an International Conference on “Girls’ and Women’s Literacy and Education: Foundation for Sustainable Development” took place in Dhaka on 8 September 2014. It was organised by the Government of Bangladesh in partnership with UNESCO and in support of...

Participants including 120 government officials, youth from vulnerable backgrounds and civil society stakeholders from 17 countries convened at the International Policy Forum on Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth through Community Learning Centres (Jakarta, 20 – 22...