SEAMEO CELLL Director Attends International Conference on Learning cities in Beijing China

From 21 to 23 October, over 500 representatives, who are mayors, city officials, and experts from over 100 countries, attended the International Conference on Learning Cities in Beijing, China to discuss ways to help cities meet the various learning needs of their citizens. The conference was jointly held by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education of China and Beijing city authorities.

The conference adopted the “Beijing Declaration on Building Learning Cities”, emphasizing the importance of education to the future of all communities in the world.

The final section of the Beijing Declaration includes the “Call to Action”, urging UNESCO “to establish a global network of learning cities, and call upon cities and regions in all parts of the world to join this network.”