UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning Bulletin, December / Season’s Greetings


Dear Reader,

The past year has been a decisive one for the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Together with the Kingdom of Morocco, the Institute organized the landmark Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) in June 2022, wherein over 140 UNESCO Member States from across the globe committed to making adult learning and education a reality for all.

This year also marked UIL’s 70th anniversary. As part of the two-day celebration, the Institute showcased its achievements over the past seven decades and affirmed its objective to promote the intrinsicality of lifelong learning for solving some of our greatest global challenges. 

I wish to personally thank you for your continued engagement with, interest in and support of UIL’s work in 2022, and I look forward to working with you to advance lifelong learning for all in 2023.

Season’s greetings and best wishes for the new year.

David Atchoarena
Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning