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‘In these turbulent times, books embody the diversity of human ingenuity, giving shape to the wealth of human experience, expressing the search for meaning and expression we all share, that drive all societies forward. Books help weave humanity together as a single family, holding a past in common, a history and heritage, to craft a destiny that is shared, where all voices are heard in the great chorus of human aspiration.’ — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

‘The whole 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is grounded on the principle of lifelong learning,’ said Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, during an information session on the contribution of the UNESCO Institu

25 March 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database, an online collection of best practice literacy progra

JUST PUBLISHED: Annual Report 2018

UIL’s 2018 Annual Report shows how, last year, our work contributed to fulfilling our mission to support better policy-making and strengthen the capacities of UNESCO Member States in the field of lifelong learning.

UIL’s vision is for all children, youth and adults to benefit from quality lifelong learning, within the framework of sustainable development and peace, and we pursue it in the context of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on quality education and lifelong learning.

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The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2019 UNESCO Learning City Award are: Aswan (Egypt), Chengdu (China), Heraklion (Greece), Iba

The German Foreign Office has announced a funding increase to support the work of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The voluntary contribution from Germany will be increased by EUR 1.2 million in 2019.

On 6 November 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus the resolution “Literacy for life: shaping future agenda”.

UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, Migration, displacement and education, was