Join the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities!

联合国教科文组织 | 04 25, 2023

Applications open from 1 April to 31 May 2023.


Cities from UNESCO Member States are invited to apply for membership in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC). The call for new members is open from1 April to 31 May 2023.


The UNESCO GNLC is an international policy-oriented network providing inspiration, know-how and best practice. Members benefit from the sharing of lifelong learning policies and practices, the production and exchange of knowledge on key challenges and solutions, capacity-building and training initiatives, and participation in global events such as the International Conference on Learning Cities.


UNESCO learning cities across the globe make lifelong learning a reality. Whether they are megacities or smaller urban areas, all of them show how learning opportunities empower citizens of all ages when suitable policies and programmes are put in place. The 294 members of the network work closely together to share good practices, strategies and activities to ensure learning for young and old.


Becoming a learning city


A learning city:

  effectively mobilizes resources in every sector to promote inclusive learning, from basic to higher education;

  revitalizes learning in families and communities;

  facilitates learning for and in the workplace;

  extends the use of modern learning technologies;

  enhances quality and excellence in learning;

  fosters a culture of learning throughout life;

  … based on the humanistic values which guide UNESCO´s work in international cooperation.


  Members of the Chinese Cities of the UNESCO GNLC













  Submit your application by 31 May 2023!


  Applications must be submitted to the UNESCO National Commission in your country for endorsement and submission to the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.


  National Commissions for UNESCO are invited to submit up to three city membership applications no later than 30 June 2023.


  More information:

  Download flyer "Join the Global Network of Learning Cities”

  About the UNESCO Global Network of Learning cities

  Current members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning cities
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