The Rio Declaration on Non-Formal Education sets out an ambitious action agenda, capturing the voices and visions of the World Non-Formal Education Forum to call stakeholders to action on what the Forum believe needs to be done to empower millions of young people worldwide through non-formal education.
The outcome of discussions over the three days of the Forum helped assess the state of non-formal education and forged a consensus among stakeholders for actions needed to advance non-formal education as a powerful vehicle for the development of children and youth, and their role as active global citizens.
Together as a collective voice, the World Non-Formal Education Forum calls for the right to non-formal education, increased recognition, more innovative learning methods, increased investment, and stronger partnerships.
The Rio Declaration on Non-Formal Education will serve as the foundation and direction for the future of non-formal education and a guide when advocating for shared causes.
The World Non-Formal Education Forum is an international platform convened by World Scouting in partnership with leading international organisations, youth organisations and UN entities working on non-formal education and youth development.