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How Can a Lifelong Learning Perspective Enhance the Relevance and Impact of the 1974 Recommendation?: Thematic Paper
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2022 | 10 p.
Corporate author: 
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
© UNESCO 2022

Lifelong learning is rooted in the integration of learning with participation in society. It includes learning activities for people of all ages, in all life-wide contexts and spaces (family, school, community, workplace and more), and through a variety of modalities (formal, non-formal and informal).

The purpose of this background paper is to propose ways in which the significance of lifelong learning can be reflected in the revision of the 1974 Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. It does this by recalling previous international contributions to the promotion of lifelong learning, including the landmark publications Learning to Be: The World of Education Today and Tomorrow (Faure et al., 1972) and Learning: The Treasure Within (Delors et al., 1996), which show the benefits of lifelong learning not only for employment but for the whole life of an individual and their participation in society.

Resource Type: 
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Peace / Culture of peace
Sustainable development / sustainability
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education