The status of adult learning and education across the globe

More than 400 international stakeholders from 98 countries gathered from 25-27 October in Suwon/Korea to review the implementation of adult learning and education across the world.

This Mid-Term Review of CONFINTEA VI and its outcome document, the Belém Framework for Action, came at a time when countries are working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 4 on education and lifelong learning. It was therefore critical to move forward in providing quality education and lifelong learning opportunities to youth and adults in order to achieve the SDGs. The conference also set the stage for the seventh International Conference on Adult Education, expected to take place in 2021.

Participants from ministries, adult learning and education institutions, universities and research centres, civil society and the private sector, shared experiences and challenges regarding the progress achieved in providing adult learning and education opportunities to adults in different countries and regions of the world. Regional reports on the status of adult learning and education were presented and can be viewed here:

Summary of the Regional reports
ALE in the Arab States
ALE in Sub-Saharan Africa
ALE in Latin America and the Caribbean
ALE in Europe and North America
ALE in Asia and the Pacific

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