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International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI)



Belem, Brazil, 1-4 December 2009 The Conference, entitled “Living and Learning for a Viable Future: The Power of Adult Learning” will provide an important platform for policy dialogue and advocacy on adult learning and non-formal education at the global level. The objectives are:
  • to advance the recognition of adult learning and education as an important element and factor contributing to lifelong learning;
  • to use additional recognition to help enhance current international education and development agendas;
  • to renew political momentum and commitment; and
  • to develop the tools for implementation in order to move from rhetoric to action.
The Conference will be hosted by the Government of Brazil in December 2009. It will bring together representatives of UNESCO Member States, United Nations agencies, multi- and bi-lateral cooperation agencies, organisations from civil society, the private sector and learners from all regions of the world.
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