Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa (ILCE)

Institut latinoaméricain de communication éducative
Latin American Institute of Educational Communication

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30 May 1956, Mexico City (Mexico), on signature of an agreement by the Mexican government and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), following decision of UNESCO General Conference, 1954, Montevideo (Uruguay). Agreement was initially for 2 years but was later renewed. Original title: Latin American Institute of Educational Cinema -- Instituto Latinoamericano de la Cinematografia Educativa; also referred to as Latin American Educational Film Institute. For a time referred to as Latin American Institute of Communication Education -- Instituto Latinoamericano para la Educación por la Comunicación (ILEC). Current title adopted 1969, in response to internal revision and to needs of the region. Restructured, and objectives and scope restated, 31 May 1978, on signature of a convention for cooperation by 13 Latin America and Caribbean countries. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/20439'.


Enhance education through different media - publication, software and audiovisual; promote regional cooperation in research, experimentation, production and distribution of audiovisual materials; secure preparation and training of human resources in the field of educational technology.

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Trains personnel in the fields of educational technology and communication for educational and cultural purposes; produces and distributes audiovisual materials to meet specific needs of the region; conducts research and experiments on appropriate use of educational technology and the media in promoting open and distance education, job training and cultural dissemination; organizes regional seminars and other meetings; collaborates with distance education activities of the Mexican Ministry of Education. Center for Training and Advanced Studies on Educational Communication provides training leading to a Master's Degree in Educational Technology or a Specialized Degree on Educational Communication and organizes training workshops and courses in: radio, television, audiovisual materials production; educational software production; educational administration; educational communication; teaching strategies.


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Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 13 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Human Resources
  • Communication
    • Communication
    • Media
    • Audio, Visual
  • Education
    • Education

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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