The UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) is to change its name to the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). A decision recently taken by UNESCOs Executive Board confirms the change in UIE's legal status, transforming it from a foundation under German law into a fully-fledged UNESCO Institute.
The new name is more closely aligned to the Institute's objectives and activities. It reflects its longstanding focus on adult learning, out-of-school and non-formal education in the perspective of lifelong learning. An important priority of the Institute is to lay the groundwork for the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), which will take place in 2009.