UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities:64 new members from 35 countries

联合国教科文组织 | 02 22, 2024

  UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities:

  64 new members from 35 countries

  Making lifelong learning a reality for all at the local level

  64 cities from 35 countries join the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) in recognition of their outstanding efforts to make lifelong learning a reality for all at the local level. The new cities were announced on Wednesday, during a high-level virtual event "Empowering Learners of All Ages: UNESCO Learning Cities Transform Lives".

  The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities is an international network comprising cities that successfully promote lifelong learning across their communities. The new learning cities were added to the network on the recommendation of a jury of experts. A strong commitment to lifelong learning by the mayor and city administration and a track record of good practices and policy initiatives are key prerequisites for becoming a learning city.

  "Cities are key to transforming the right to education into a tangible reality for individuals of all ages. With the new admissions, the network now includes 356 member cities from all around the world that share know-how and pave the way for lifelong learning opportunities for 390 million citizens."

  ——Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

  The new members in Asia and the Pacific are:

  Nanjing, People's Republic of China

  Suzhou, People's Republic of China

  Legazpi, Philippines

  Buan, Republic of Korea

  Seo-gu (Gwangju), Republic of Korea

  Hanam, Republic of Korea

  Bangkok, Thailand

  Khon Kaen, Thailand

  Yala, Thailand

  Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  Son La, Viet Nam

  New UNESCO learning cities co-lead the #ImALifelongLearner campaign

  The new members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities will co-lead the #ImALifelongLearner campaign in their cities. The campaign mobilizes learners from across the globe to show their passion for learning throughout life. It underlines that the #RightToEducation must pertain to all ages.

  About UNESCO learning cities:

  Connecting education, training and cultural institutions and engaging a wide range of partners such as public-sector representatives, civil society organizations and employers is a key feature of UNESCO learning cities. They effectively mobilize resources in every sector to promote inclusive and quality learning, from basic to higher education. They revitalize learning in families and communities and facilitate learning for and in the workplace while extending the use of modern learning technologies.

  Further information:

  The #ImALifelongLearner campaign


  UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities


  Database of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities


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