Continuous Education for Sustainable Development: New Challenges

20 June 2018

From 31 May to 1 June, UNESCO participated in the International Scientific and Practical Conference in Astana on "Continuous Education for Sustainable Development: New Challenges", organized by the National Academy of Education, organized by the National Academy of Education.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (Germany, Hamburg) provided an overview of global processes on adult education, including on "The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), Recommendations for adult learning and education 2015" and the Third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education. The UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office presented the Sub-Regional Study on Lifelong Learning in Central Asia with a focus on Kazakhstan.
Leading national and international specialists such as Kai-ming Cheng, Emeritus Professor from University of Hong Kong spoke about key issues related to continuous education for sustainable development during the plenary session of the conference. The experts continued discussions during four roundtables focused on the following key areas:

1) Continuing education and challenges of the global world,
2) Safe educational environment as a factor for sustainable development,
3) Multilingual education: problems and perspectives,
4) Human. Environment. Information society.
As a result, more than 100 reports were presented during the round tables.

Representatives of the the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, public professional associations pedagogical staff from all levels of education, as well as foreign scholars and international experts in the field of education (from Russia, Tatarstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Hong Kong, France, etc.) participated at the conference.

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