“Living and Learning for a Viable Future -The Power of Adult Learning”

The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI)
1-4 December, Belem, Brazil

The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) closed with a call for governments to “take forward, with a sense of urgency and at an accelerated pace, the agenda of adult learning and education” and to redouble the efforts to meet adult literacy goals. These policies were laid down in the Belem Framework for Action adopted after extensive negotiations at CONFINTEA VI and which build on the holistic understanding of adult learning and non-formal education established by CONFINTEA V twelve years earlier. The conference was organized by UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning. To know more

" The New Dynamics of Higher Education"

The World Conference on Higher Education 5-8 July 2009, UNESCO Paris

A global platform for innovative thinking, the World Conference on Higher Education organized by UNESCO will take stock of the changes in higher education and research since the first conference held in 1998. It will address the dynamics shaping the development of higher education and identify concrete actions to meet national development objectives and individual aspirations.  To know more

“The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development – Moving into the Second Half of the UN Decade”

31 March-2 April 2009, Bonn, Germany

Bringing together participants from over 150 countries, this conference took stock of achievements during the first half of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Participants exchanged best practices in the field and developed mechanisms for enhanced cooperation in the implementation of the UN decade, especialy focusing on North-South and South-South dialogue and cooperation. The conference was organized by UNESCO and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO.  To know more

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