09.05.2010 -

UNESCO International Forum on Lifelong Learning, Shanghai World Expo 2010

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One of the highlights of UNESCO Week at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 is the Shanghai International Forum on Lifelong Learning, scheduled to take place from 19-21 May, organized by UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and its partners. The theme of the Forum is “Making learning a reality throughout life for all: Progress, trends and systems of lifelong learning.”

The Forum will be opened by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Yuan Guiren, Minister of Education of China and senior members of the Shanghai Municipal Government. Keynote speakers include Roberto Carneiro (Portugal), Hao Keming (China) and Rosa Maria Torres (Ecuador).  

The Forum plans to share the best practices of Member States in the field of lifelong learning as a means of establishing learning systems and societies. It aims to keep up the momentum for lifelong learning created by UNESCO’s Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (Belém, Brazil from 1 - 4 December 2009) and set out in the Belém Framework for Action. 

Other themes to be addressed are: the development of and perspectives on lifelong learning; the transformation of teaching and learning from the perspective of lifelong learning; promoting non-formal education and informal learning for youth and adults; financing lifelong learning and building learning societies.  

UIL has been collaborating closely with its Chinese counterparts to invite some 200 high-level specialists – comprising 100 international and 100 Chinese experts – who are expected to participate in this Forum.  

UIL is co-organizing the Forum in cooperation with the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO.

Contact: Jin Yang  

Links

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) 

The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI)  

Shanghai World Expo 2010UNESCO àt the UN Pavillon 

UNESCO Global Conferences 2009

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