The Learning Without Frontiers Advisory Task Force meeting took
place on 25 and 26 November 1996 at UNESCO headquarters, Paris.
It physically brought together a total of 18 key personalities
from different parts of the world and mobilized nine more task
force members who, for various reasons, were unable to attend.
They will, however, be involved in the ongoing discussions of
the task force, taking place mainly by electronic means.
One of the task force members observed the uniqueness of this
UNESCO meeting in that it was not convened with the usual purpose
of producing a report. This was indeed not the intention of the
LWF Coordination Unit when it brought the group together.
Learning, creating commitment and partnership building are not
normally supported by the kind of attitudes that lead people to
producing reports. Nevertheless, and in the interest of stimulating
continued debate as well as generating a wider participation in
it, we did record the rich exchange of thoughts during the two
days of intensive work and will use it to foster further discussion
"Don't wait for the winds. Seize the oars"