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The Government of Brazil has decided to postpone the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI)- due to take place in Belém do Pára (Brazil) from 19-22 May 2009 -following the spread of the influenza virus H1N1 (“swine flu”).

As of 15 April, 123 of 193 UNESCO Member States have confirmed that they will be taking part in CONFINTEA VI in Belém this May. A fair proportion of the delegations from Member States will be headed by their respective Ministers or Vice-Ministers of Education, 75 of whom have confirmed their...

Adult learning and education in the African region is the focus of a UNESCO conference that will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5 to 7 November 2008. Hosted by the Government of Kenya and organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the UNESCO office in Nairobi, the UNESCO...

Preparations for the 6th International Conference on Adult Educaton (CONFINTEA VI) have been started. A first meeting of the Consultative Committee took place in Helsingor, Denmark (1 and 2 March 2007).

In November 2006, the Executive Board of UNESCO requested the Director-General of...