Other recipients of the award include Wyndham in Australia, Damietta in Egypt, Dublin in Ireland, Osan in South Korea, Huejotzingo in Mexico, Al Wakra in Qatar, Jubail in Saudi Arabia, and Belfast in the United Kingdom.
David Atchoarena, director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, highlighted Shanghai’s progress in providing citizens with lifelong learning opportunities, so they can develop themselves and contribute to solving challenges amid a rapidly changing world.
Shanghai has an extensive network of educational institutions at all levels, but has also integrated education, cultural tourism, science and technology, and participation projects that attract millions citizens every year.
From October 27 to 30, UNESCO is holding its fifth International Conference of Learning Cities in the South Korean metropolis of Yeonsu-gu. The aim is to discuss building healthy and resilient cities through education.