The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an intergovernmental organisation that was founded in 1945. Today its headquarters is in Paris, France. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is one of the organisation’s eight Education Institutes. UIL is a global centre of excellence for lifelong learning and the only organisation in the UNESCO family with a specific mandate to promote lifelong learning.
The Institute strengthens countries’ capacities to build effective and inclusive lifelong learning policies and systems. It aims to develop learning ecosystems that work across life in every setting, benefiting everyone through building capacity at local and national levels, strengthening partnerships, and offering data and knowledge.