The Irish city of Cork, a city belonging to the Atlantic Cities Association, participated in the 4th UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities held from 1st to 3rd October in Medellín, Colombia.
At this meeting, which brought together more than 500 participants from around the world, the city of Cork was recognized by the UNESCO “Institute for Lifelong Learning” as a leading city in the field of health and well-being. As a result, Cork is recognized as a world leader in promoting and implementing inclusive and effective lifelong policies and practices in the health and property sector. -to be.
This distinction follows the UNESCO Learning City Award received by the Irish city in 2015, making it one of the first 12 cities in the world to be awarded this UN recognition. A delegation from the city went to Medellín to exchange during the first session of the conference which focused on Education and Learning and Mr. John Sheehan, Mayor of Cork, had the honor of speak at the opening ceremony.
Within the Atlantic Cities Association, we recognize the importance of such international distinctions that highlight the policies and practices of our member cities.
If you want to know more about this event and the inclusive actions of our member cities, do not hesitate to contact our secretariat.