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Hamburg, 13 January 2020 - Mr Daniel Baril, Director General of the Canadian Institute for Cooperation in Adult Education (ICAE), has been elected Chair of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) Governing Board. He succeeds Ms Malak Zaalouk, who presided over the...

Paris, 04 December—In almost one-third of countries, fewer than five per cent of adults aged 15 and above participate in education and learning programmes, according to UNESCO’s fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education ( GRALE 4 ). Adults with disabilities, older...

New strategy and fund to support lifelong learning programmes in cities around the world

With the adoption today of the Medellín Manifesto during the fourth International Conference on Learning...

President of Colombia to open the conference

More than half the world’s population lives in cities today. The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities has 170 active members from 53 countries in every region of the world. Each city in the network has implemented effective lifelong...

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning calls on donors to close the funding gap

Paris, France : A new UNESCO cost analysis shows that US $14 billion (1) will be needed if the 20 countries with the lowest literacy rates (2) and the E-9 countries (3) are to achieve functional...

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,...

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Hamburg, 5 September 2018 – The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is setting out to stimulate a dialogue on current educational topics with a new series of events called Hamburg Education Talks . The first event will take...

Montreal, Canada, 28 February 2018. New figures on the number of children out of school worldwide reveal that despite decades of efforts to get every child into the classroom, progress has come to a standstill. According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS),...

Suwon, Republic of Korea 25, October 2017 – More than 400 international stakeholders from 98 countries gathered today in Suwon, Republic of Korea, to review the implementation of adult learning and education across the world. At a global meeting organized jointly by the UNESCO...

Cork, Ireland, 18 September 2017 - More than 700 local government representatives from more than 80 countries across the world will attend UNESCO’s third International Conference on Learning Cities, which opens today in Cork, Ireland. More than half the world’s population live...