International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

Conseil international d'éducation des adultes (CIEA)
Consejo Internacional de Educación de Adultos

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14 Feb 1973. Constitution amended June 1979, Helsinki (Finland).


As a global partnership of adult learners and adult educators and their organizations and of others who use adult learning as a principal basis for their work, and in the belief that adult and lifelong learning are deeply linked to social, economic and political justice, equality of gender relations, the universal right to learn, living in harmony with the environment, respect for human rights and recognition of cultural diversity, peace and the active involvement of women and men in decisions affecting their lives: promote adult and lifelong learning as a necessary component of life in an independent, sustainable, democratic and participatory society; advocate and act for the engagement of adult education in critical social issues.

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Strategic Plan comprises 4 advocacy strategies. Programmes (4): Advocacy, Networking and Global Alliances for the Right to Education and Lifelong Learning in the Global Agenda; Governance, Information and Communication; Capacity Building and Training Programmes for ICAE Members and other Stakeholders; Addressing Gender and New Forms of Discrimination. Participates in preparing UNESCO conferences through ICAE Task Force. Annually participates and promotes, at national, regional and international levels, the global Action Week. Established: 1982, J Roby Kidd Trust Fund and Annual Award; 1987, Nabila Breir Trust Fund and Annual Award; Dame Nita Barrow Trust Fund and Annual Award.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 20 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
  • Education
    • Further Education

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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