UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities: 64 new members from 35 countries

64 cities from 35 countries join the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) in recognition of their outstanding efforts to make lifelong learning a reality for all at the local level. The new cities were announced on Wednesday, during a high-level virtual event “Empowering Learners of All Ages: UNESCO Learning Cities Transform Lives”. 

The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities is an international network comprising cities that successfully promote lifelong learning across their communities. The new learning cities were added to the network on the recommendation of a jury of experts. A strong commitment to lifelong learning by the mayor and city administration and a track record of good practices and policy initiatives are key prerequisites for becoming a learning city. 

Cities are key to transforming the right to education into a tangible reality for individuals of all ages. With the new admissions, the network now includes 356 member cities from all around the world that share know-how and pave the way for lifelong learning opportunities for 390 million citizens.
Audrey AzoulayUNESCO Director-General

The new members are:


Arab States

Asia and the Pacific

Europe and North America

Latin America and the Caribbean

New UNESCO learning cities co-lead the #ImALifelongLearner campaign

The new members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities will co-lead the #ImALifelongLearner campaign in their cities. The campaign mobilizes learners from across the globe to show their passion for learning throughout life. It underlines that the #RightToEducation must pertain to all ages.

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