UNESCO has organised global high-level events on Adult Learning and Education (ALE) since 1949. The seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) will be hosted in 2022 by Morocco. 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). Conference participants will develop a new framework for action on adult learning and education that will replace the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), adopted at CONFINTEA VI in 2009.
The global adult education community perceives the CONFINTEA VII process, which started in 2021 with national reports and regional preparatory conferences, as an important landmark for advocating for ALE and for productive exchange between governments, civil society and international organisations.
DVV International supports the process through its regional and country offices. The director of DVV International is a member of the consultative group, coordinated by UNESCO.
Because information sharing is crucial in this complex process, this subpage will provide you with easy access to many documents published in the context of CONFINTEA VII, including official documents and statements from civil society actors and representatives of various regions.
For more information on CONFINTEA, visit the website of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
Global report on adult learning and education (GRALE)
Download GRALE 5 (2022) via UNESCO
Download GRALE 4 (2019) via UNESCO
Download GRALE 3 (2016) via UNESCO
Download GRALE 2 (2013) via UNESCO
CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review
Suwon-Osan CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review Statement – The power of adult learning and education: a vision towards 2030
CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review 2017 – Progress, challenges, and opportunities: The status of adult learning and education
Conference report: CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review 2017
Statement of ICAE, ASPBAE and DVV International on the CONFINTEA VII process
Policy Brief: Adult learning and education in Kyrgystan – Current status and circumstances of the ALE policy framework (PDF)
CONFINTEA VII Central Asia Sub-regional Report – Challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for ALE in Central Asia and beyond (PDF)
Comparative Analysis of Central Asian Countries’ Policies on Adult Learning and Education (ALE) as a basis for strategic intervention (PDF)
Outcome document: Subregional consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF) / Spanish version via UIL
Summary of the consultation event for Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF)
Report: Sub-regional preparatory consultation for the Caribbean (PDF)
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