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Cork, Ireland, 18 September 2017 - More than 700 local government representatives from more than 80 countries across the world will attend UNESCO’s third International Conference on Learning Cities, which opens today in Cork, Ireland. More than half the world’s population live in cities, with the proportion expected to rise to two-thirds by 2050. To achieve all-round development, the central role of cities in creating change, fostering inclusion and promoting sustainability must be fully recognized and explored.

Hamburg, 19 January 2017 – 16 cities from around the globe will receive the UNESCO Learning City Award this year. The award will be conferred on the cities during the third International Conference on Learning Cities in Cork, Ireland, which will take place from 18 to 20 September 2017.

Hamburg, 22 September 2016 – The Global Alliance for Literacy within the Framework of Lifelong Learning (GAL), a UNESCO led initiative aiming to advance the global literacy agenda, has elected its Executive Management Bureau. The Bureau comprises seven representatives of various world regions.

Hamburg, 8 September — Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), produced by UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

Paris, 4 April 2016 – A signing ceremony was held today of two key international Recommendations on education that reflect new global trends and support the Education 2030 Framework for Action.