OECD Local Skills Week 2024: Talent for the twin transitions

Session 7: UNESCO Learning Cities as drivers of lifelong learning

Jun 27, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Lifelong learning rates remain low in many OECD countries. In 2022, only 12% of adults participated in non-formal education and training in the OECD. These rates are far below objectives. Due to their policy responsibility in areas such as primary and secondary education, city governments have a unique role to play in instilling a culture of lifelong learning. UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning Cities champions an all-of-government approach to this challenge. This session will bring together cities to share initiatives taken to encourage citizens to pursue education and training throughout life.

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