On 28, 29 and 30 July 2021, the Ministry of Education of the Government of Argentina will host the sub-regional preparatory consultation for the seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) for Latin America. This virtual event is organized by the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC) in Santiago in cooperation with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Representatives from twenty Latin American and Caribbean countries have been invited to discuss innovations, challenges and forward-looking strategies to renew policies and action in youth and adult learning and education. Outcomes will feed into the CONFINTEA VII Latin America and Caribbean Regional Conference and, ultimately, CONFINTEA VII itself, which will take place in 2022.
The Kingdom of Morocco is set to host CONFINTEA VII, 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). Participants will jointly work on a new framework for action that will replace the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), adopted at CONFINTEA VI in 2009.
During CONFINTEA VII, Member States will be encouraged to enact policies, learning incentives, regulatory frameworks, and institutional structures and mechanisms to contribute to a human rights culture, social justice, shared values and sustainable development. In recognition of continuing advancements in artificial intelligence, special attention will be paid to using information and communications technologies to promote access to adult learning and education and inclusion.
Participants are nominated by the respective National Commissions for UNESCO.