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6th International Conference on Adult Education

Living and Learning for a Viable Future:
The Power of Adult Learning

The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) will provide an important platform for policy dialogue and advocacy on adult learning and non-formal education at global level. UNESCO Member States, United Nations agencies, multi- and bi-lateral cooperation agencies, organisations from civil society, the private sector and learners from all world regions will be involved. CONFINTEA VI will be hosted by the Government of Brazil in Belém from 1 to 4 December 2009.

The objectives of CONFINTEA VI are:

  • to push forward the recognition of adult learning and education as an important element of and factor conducive to lifelong learning, of which literacy is the foundation;
  • to highlight the crucial role of adult learning and education for the realization of current international education and development agendas (EFA, MDGs, UNLD, LIFE, and DESD); and
  • to renew political momentum and commitment and to develop the tools for implementation in order to move from rhetoric to action.