The date and venue of CONFINTEA VI have been confirmed. It will take place from 19 to 22 May 2009 in Belém (State of Pará), Brazil, under the overall title: “Living and Learning for a Viable Future – The Power of Adult Learning“.
CONFINTEA VI, a UNESCO Category II Intergovernmental Conference, will be:
• A platform for policy dialogue and advocacy on adult learning and education;
• To create commitment and action on adult learning and education;
• Pursuing three major objectives:
o To push forward the recognition of adult learning and education as an important element of and factor conducive to lifelong learning, of which literacy is the foundation;
o To highlight the crucial role of adult learning and education for the realization of current international education and development agendas (EFA, MDGs, UNLD, LIFE, and DESD);
o To renew political momentum and commitment and to develop the tools for implementation in order to move from rhetoric to action.
Complet Document : 337-confintea VI.