UNESCO and the Government of Mexico City are organising an international conference, which according to UNESCO is to mark “a milestone towards ‘Building Sustainable Learning Cities’ and make a significant contribution to the achievement of UNESCO’s 2030 education agenda”.
This is UNESCO’s second international conference on learning cities and it is taking place from 28 to 30 September 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.
The agenda includes various plenary sessions, parallel regional forums and a mayors’ forum. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge on how to build sustainable learning cities, network and find partnerships, and boost lifelong learning for their communities.
“We need learning cities for a better future for all,” said UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova.
The first international conference on learning cities was held in 2013 in Beijing. More than 500 people attended the event, including mayors, ministers and representatives of international organizations, NGOs and corporations. Since the Beijing conference, the practice of building learning cities has further developed and expanded around the world.
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