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Seventh International Conference on Adult Education
Event Date: 
Wed, 2022/06/15 - Fri, 2022/06/17

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI


From 15 to 17 June 2022, participants from across the globe will come together for the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) in Marrakech, Morocco. They will take stock of achievements in adult learning and education, discuss challenges, and develop a new framework for action to make adult learning and education a reality around the world. CONFINTEA VII is hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco and co-organized with UNESCO. 

The COVID-19 pandemic showed the importance of adult education. Only if all of us have the chance to adapt to new developments and acquire the knowledge necessary to act jointly to solve global challenges will we be able to create fairer, more just and sustainable societies. A rapidly developing world does not allow for learning to finish with the end of compulsory or higher education. It requires lifelong learning for all.


CONFINTEA VII will encourage UNESCO Member States to put in place policies, incentives, regulatory frameworks and institutional structures and mechanisms to contribute to a human rights culture, social justice, shared values and sustainability. In recognition of continuing advancements in artificial intelligence, special attention will be paid to using information and communications technologies to promote access to adult learning and education and inclusion.

 ‘Adult education is key to transforming our future. Given technological and social changes, the right to education must mean enabling each person, throughout life, to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to realize their potential and live with dignity.' 


Audrey Azoulay
UNESCO Director-General


"It is an honour for the Kingdom of Morocco to host, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, CONFINTEA VII. The organization of this conference in Morocco, a crossroads of civilizations and a melting pot of cultures, confirms the irreversible choice of the Kingdom to open up to its regional and international environment and reaffirms its commitments to adult education and lifelong learning.

Our country, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, has placed the reform of the education system at the top of its priorities and at the heart of its societal project.  The new development model, the result of a national consensus, has consecrated lifelong learning as an important lever for development."

Chakib BENMOUSSA, Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Kingdom of Morocco




Participate in the seventh International Conference on Adult Education

Over 1,000 participants are expected to take part in the conference, which will examine effective adult learning and education policies within a lifelong learning perspective and within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants will be nominated by UNESCO Member States.


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