In 2022, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) celebrates its 70th anniversary. As the only institute in the United Nations system wholly devoted to lifelong learning, UIL has, for the past seven decades, successfully supported Member States in developing policies and practices to provide everyone with a chance to learn.
Advancing literacy across the globe, ensuring quality adult education to those who need it most, and enhancing lifelong learning in almost 300 cities in every world region represent just a few of its key areas of focus. A comprehensive overview of UIL’s history and testimonials on the importance of lifelong learning today can be found in this virtual anniversary exhibition.
To celebrate the important milestones of UIL’s work and discuss the future of lifelong learning, interested stakeholders from across the globe came to the hybrid UIL anniversary celebration on 26 October 2022, 17:00–18:30h CEST, in Hamburg, Germany, followed by a virtual symposium on 27 October 2022, 9:30-17:00h CEST that provided an opportunity for further in-depth discussions.
From our side ICAE Vice-President Shermaine Barrett and Alan Tuckett spoke at the event.