The World Non-Formal Education Forum is an international platform convened by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, UNICEF, UNFPA and the Office of the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, and with the participation of over 70 leading international organizations.

The 2019 Forum was held from 9 to 11 December in Rio de Janeiro at the Museu do Amanhã and Museu do Arte do Rio with support from national host União dos Escoteiros do Brasil.

A GLOBAL PLATFORM EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

The World Non-Formal Education Forum is an international platform designed to respond to the growing need for a regular convening of the world’s leading organisations working on non-formal education and youth development.

The first of its kind event convened by World Scouting in partnership with more than 70 international groups, youth sector leaders and UN entities aims to explore how organizations can keep pace with the latest trends in non-formal education and take action for sustainable development.


EMPOWERING YOUTH TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Non-formal education is a powerful force for empowering young people to become active citizens and create social impact towards sustainable development.

The first of its kind event convened by World Scouting in partnership with more than 70 international groups, youth sector leaders and UN entities aims to explore how organizations can keep pace with the latest trends in non-formal education and take action for sustainable development.


RIO DECLARATION ON NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

As the main outcome of the Forum, the Rio Declaration on Non-Formal Education is an ambitious action agenda capturing the ideas and inputs of stakeholders at the event to lay the foundation and define a direction for the future of non-formal education.

It is a collective call to action to continue to empower millions of young people worldwide through non-formal education. The Rio Declaration calls for the recognition of the right to non-formal education, increased recognition, more innovative learning methods, greater investment, and stronger partnerships.

 

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What participants said about the Forum

  • “The event has been a unique experience as we met new people learned a lot about how non-formal education could be transforming the reality of people around us and how to implement practices from other institutions”
    Matheus Valois, Brasil
    Matheus Valois, Brasil
  • “The difference from other events I’ve attended is that the organization, the topics addressed and practices was really informative. I believe that all the people taking part in the event brought forward good knowledge and ideas”
    Laura Bates, Mexico
    Laura Bates, Mexico
  • “The event has been a game-changer for non-formal education. From creating a path focusing on SDGs to using technolology for non-formal education, the sessions have all been very inspiring.”
    Rudi Alexandre Solon, Brazil
    Rudi Alexandre Solon, Brazil
  • “We’ve learned about many best practices for applying and promoting the SDGs and those we can apply in more places around Vietnam”
    Huy Nguyen, Vietnam
    Huy Nguyen, Vietnam
  • “It’s been a fantastic journey! Many new practical things, many new friends and enormous motivation to continue to do things and made them better”
    Mića Mišljenović, Serbia
    Mića Mišljenović, Serbia
  • “The Forum was great, I knew a lot of people. I realized that there are many non-formal education organizations apart from the Scouts who do a great job on it.”
    Miguel Alejandro, Bolivia
    Miguel Alejandro, Bolivia

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