The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) was held at in Belém do Pará, Brazil, from 1 to 4 December 2009. It was organised on behalf of UNESCO by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in partnership with the Ministry of Education of Brazil. A total of 1,125 participants from 144 countries attended, including 55 Ministers and Deputy Ministers and 16 Ambassadors and Permanent UNESCO Delegates. There were also representatives of UN agencies, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and foundations, as well as learners’ associations. The overarching goal of CONFINTEA VI was to harmonise adult learning and education with other international education and development agendas and its integration within national sector-wide strategies. This report presents the keynote speeches and other contributions given at the Conference.

CONFINTEA VI National Reports Available Online
Preparations towards CONFINTEA VI are gaining ground as more and more Member States are submitting their national reports to UIL. 

CONFINTEA Bulletin February 2009 (pdf)

Finnish-Russian CONFINTEA VI follow-up activity
12 to 17 August 2010, Västra Nylands folkhögskola, Finland Link to UNESCO page

Publications related to CONFINTEA VI

  • Confintea VI: Sixth International Conference on Adult Education - final report PDF
  • Confintea VI: Belém framework for Action PDF
  • Executive Summary: Global Report on Adult Learning and Education PDF