Launch of the Portuguese version of the 3rd Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) in Latin America and the Caribbean

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: 
Brazil, Brasilia
Type of Event: 
Special Event

The launch of the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education in Latin America and the Caribbean will take place on 15 February 2017, in Brasilia (Brazil), during a seminar which will launch the Portuguese version of the report and present Adult Learning and Education (ALE) in the world, in the LAC region and in Brazil. The seminar will be attended by representatives of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), the UNESCO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC), the National Institute of Educational Research Anísio Teixeira (INEP) and the Ministry of Education in Brazil (MEC).
The GRALE III Report draws on monitoring surveys completed by 139 UNESCO Member States to develop a differentiated picture of the global state of ALE. It evaluates countries’ progress in fulfilling the commitments they made in the Belém Framework for Action, which was adopted at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in 2009. In addition, the report examines the impact of ALE on three major areas: health and well-being; employment and the labour market; and social, civic and community life. GRALE III provides policymakers, researchers and practitioners with compelling evidence for the wider benefits of ALE across all of these areas. In so doing, it highlights some of the major contributions that ALE can make to realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The meeting will be organized by the UNESCO Office in Brazil, in partnership with the Secretariat for Continuing Education, Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion (SECADI) of the Ministry of Education in Brazil, which is responsible for the Youth and Adult Education Policy in the country. In the event, it will also be presented the new cycle of the national program Brazil Alfabetizado (Literate Brazil).