During September 18-20, 2017, the city of Cork, Ireland hosted the third International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC), devoted to the theme of “Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030.” The conference drew together a wide field of stakeholders from different domains and experts in education to shape the future of learning cities. Focus areas during included:
Education, both traditional and as an element of lifelong learning, is a critical element in promoting sustainable development for health. UNU-IIGH research fellow Dr. José Siri participated in the ICLC, presenting on the role of systems thinking in helping learning cities overcome health challenges.
A critical output of the ICLC, adopted by all participants, was the Cork Call to Action for Learning Cities. This call and a corresponding Guide to Action will be finalized and published soon on the website of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC).
Other outputs launched at the conference include: