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The pedagogy of one of the most influential philosophers of education of the twentieth century, Paulo Freire, was the focus of a recent congress dedicated to his work.

Literacy is a human right and an essential component for people to be able to exercise their fundamental rights. For this reason, the world’s governments of today must underscore efforts to share our experiences and implement policies that focus on the most disadvantaged populations.

Otto Granados, Minister of Education, Mexico

The death of Albert Ballin on this day in 1918 marked the end of the life and career of one of history’s greatest shipping magnates.

Key literacy stakeholders in Ethiopia have been trained to develop and implement family and intergenerational literacy and learning approaches. The training took place in Adama, Ethiopia, from 29 September to 3 October 2018.

The fifth meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), which is coordinated by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), was held in Hamburg on 17 and 18 October.

Brussels, Belgium
3 December 2018 to 5 December 2018

Lifelong Learning City - Suwon, Republic of Korea

    Suwon provides insights into how the city is addressing the learning needs of its citizens as well as creating conditions that enable participation and ensure quality in learning.

      Video message from Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education

        Learning cities around the world are taking action to enhance quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all in their communities. To support their efforts, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has just launched a series of video tutorials, available in all UN official languages, which provide insights for policy-makers, city leaders, urban planners and education experts on how to successfully build a learning city.

          Perspectives of Learning City Awardees 2017

            Interviews taken at the International Conference on Learning Cities 2017 in Cork, Ireland.

              UNESCO launches video tutorials on how to build a learning city

              Hamburg, 24 October 2018 – Learning cities around the world are taking action to enhance quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all in their communities. To support their efforts, UNESCO has just launched a series of video tutorials, available in all UN official languages, which provide insights for policy-makers, city leaders, urban planners and education experts on how to successfully build a learning city.

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