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The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is UNESCO’s global centre of excellence for lifelong learning. Its mandate is to promote lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. You can contact us in the following ways:

Postal address:

Feldbrunnenstrasse 58
20148 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 4 480 410
Fax: +49 40 4 10 77 23
Email: Director:
Website: https://uil.unesco.org

UIL Library

The Library is open to the general public. With over 56,000 books and documents and seventy international periodicals, the UIL Library holds one of the world’s largest collections in the fields of lifelong learning, adult education, literacy and non-formal education. The Library also has more than 7,400 samples of learning materials used in adult literacy, post-literacy and out-of-school education from in over 160 languages from 120 countries. Please find further details here.

Visit us!

You are welcome to visit the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning to gain first-hand insight into our work in lifelong learning, learn more about our history and explore the wide range of books in our unique library. We are located in the historic Ballin Villa in Hamburg. Do not hesitate to contact us at uil-pr@unesco.org to arrange a group or individual visit.

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