Major Project in the Field of Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Projet majeur dans le domaine de l'éducation en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes
Proyecto Principal de Educación en América Latina y el Caribe (PROMEDLAC)

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1981, as a project of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago). A subsidiary organ of the General Conference of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Terminated Mar 2001.


Through innovative strategies adapted to specific national characteristics: ensure schooling of all school age children, supplying them with a minimum of 8 to 10 years of general education; eradicate illiteracy before the end of the century; develop and extend adult education services; improve quality and efficiency of educational systems through implementation of necessary reforms.

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Priority groups (7): populations/groups living in dire poverty; women; indigenous population groups; illiterate adults; members of labour force who lack basic elementary-level education or technological training and so are unemployed or underemployed; young people and children in rural areas; children under 6 years of age, living in poor social and economic conditions; the disabled. Main fields of activity: school buildings and equipment; strengthening of information and research systems leading to decision-making; strengthening of regional cooperation through the creation and development of horizontal cooperation networks especially in the field of literacy and adult education, planning and educational management, improvement of the quality of education and information for decision-making; education, training and upgrading of key personnel; experimenting new pedagogical options in the development of educational programmes: literacy, basic education for children, young people and adults and nonformal education; development of planning and educational management.


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Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 35 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Infants
  • Education
    • Education
    • Further Education
    • Educational Level

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

14. Oct 2002
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