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Suwon-Osan CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review Statement: The Power of Adult Learning and Education; A Vision Towards 2030
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Hamburg | 2018 | 9 p.
Corporate author: 
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning(UIL)

The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), held in Brazil in December 2009, closed with the adoption of the Belém Framework for Action, which recorded the commitments of Member States and presented a strategic guide for the global development of adult learning and education from a lifelong learning perspective. The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), published in 2016, drew on survey data to evaluate progress made by countries in fulfilling the commitments made in Brazil, while also highlighting some of the contributions adult learning and education can make to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review, held in Suwon, Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of progress made by Member States in the past eight years, looking ahead to GRALE IV in 2019. This statement represents the overall perspective of delegates and their recommendations for the future.

Resource Type: 
Declarations, statements and normative instruments
Conference reports and proceedings
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)


Adult education; Adult learning; Lifelong education; Educational policy; Education for sustainable development