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Adult education is at the heart of a regional conference in Tunis from 5 to 7 January, organized by UNESCO and the Government of Tunisia.

Annual report 2007: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

The year 2007 was a historic year for the Institute as it was the founding year of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). This grew out of the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE), which had operated from its Hamburg location for 55 years.

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  • Author/Editor: UIL
  • UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

UIL’s Director Adama Ouane is among eleven exemplary educators to be honoured with one of the most coveted awards in the field of adult and continuing education: induction into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

Adult learning and education in Europe, North America and Israel are the focus of a conference to be held in Budapest from 3 to 5 December 2008.

The Documentation Centre's Online Catalogues of its general and its special collection of sample learning materials used in adult literacy have been revised.

In support of UNESCO's Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE), UIL has developed a Resource Pack which includes reports on LIFE meetings, publications on effective practices in literacy, flyers and CDs containing research-based advocacy docume

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.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is planning to establish an effective monitoring and evaluation strategy for LIFE to monitor its progress at international and national levels.

Maputo Strategic Platform: The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment in Africa, LIFE 2006-2015

LIFE is a new collaborative framework, aimed at coordinating policies, action, resources and ideas and speeding up the acquisition of literacy and basic education in all the countries most in need. It is both a strategy and an operating mechanism for the attainment of the objectives of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the successful achievement of national education plans.

  • Author/Editor: UIL
  • UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Living and learning for a viable future: the power of adult learning; Sixth International Conference on Adult Education, Belém, Brazil, 1-4 December 2009

Adult education is a human right to be exercised by all. The case for adult learning and education corresponds to the case for lifelong learning: throughout the world, education is the indispensable foundation for creating and sustaining personal, social and economic well-being. Today, this is a lifelong and life-wide agenda both for empowerment and for the development of human resources. These two pillars bear equal weight; only together can they work effectively.

  • Author/Editor: UIL
  • UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning