State Minister of Germany at UIL
Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office, Niels Annen, visited the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) on 4 September to discuss current and future projects and collaboration.
Mr Annen, who was appointed Minister of State in March this year, met with UIL’s Director David Atchoarena, who also took office earlier this year.
The Minister is committed to ensuring educational opportunities for everyone and to reducing inequality as a means of building a more peaceful and sustainable world, themes at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate. He highlighted the importance of key strands of UIL’s work in this context, including literacy, learning cities and the Global Report on Adult Education and Learning.
Mr Annen underlined his commitment to the continuing partnership between UIL and Germany, noting his satisfaction that the Institute was based in his home city of Hamburg, which he also represents in the German Bundestag [German Parliament].