While the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on education, economies and societies around the world, it has also forced us to explore new learning modalities and has underscored the tremendous importance of lifelong learning. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning’s Annual Report for 2020 demonstrates how the Institute rose to the challenges posed by the pandemic, devising innovative and creative ways of reinforcing the provision of lifelong learning opportunities for all, despite the harsh environment.
In 2020, UIL worked with the 229 members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities to integrate lifelong learning into their emergency response plans. Continuing its engagement to promote literacy, the Institute built the capacities of policy-makers and other stakeholders to implement family literacy programmes and further strengthened the Global Alliance for Literacy within the Framework of Lifelong Learning (GAL). Moreover, despite the unique challenges brought on by the global health crisis, UNESCO Member States nonetheless responded to the survey launched by UIL to prepare the fifth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 5), thereby cementing their commitment to promoting adult learning and education.
The UIL warmly invites you to explore their virtual annual report for 2020.
Follow this link to explore the report.