INTERSTATE COMMITTEE FOR DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND ADULT EDUCATION
“As long as a person is alive, even though gray hair covers his head,
he can and should receive education, and thus any education
that is obtained outside of school, since all life does not fit within
the school, is a process of out-of-school education.“
The Interstate Committee for the Dissemination of Knowledge and Adult Education was established by a decision of the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States on January 17, 1997 in order to coordinate activities in the dissemination of advanced scientific, technological and cultural achievements as well as adult education in the Commonwealth as the head structure of an independent social sector.
The Committee bases its work on universally recognized principles and norms of international law and fundamental documents of the Commonwealth. The Committee’s activity is aimed at the development of integration processes and international contacts contributing to the formation of a common intellectual and information space, promotion of knowledge and consolidation of creative and scientific potential in solving social and economic problems.
Profiles of the Committee’s activities:
⦁ Implementation of interaction with interstate (intergovernmental) bodies of the Commonwealth, state scientific and public bodies and organizations in the field of adult education and dissemination of knowledge;
⦁ Developing a modern concept of knowledge dissemination and adult education;
⦁ carrying out activities aimed at the formation of a common intellectual and information space of the CIS, the creative use of the available educational level of the population and cultural heritage, international contacts, exchange of experience in adult education and dissemination of knowledge;
⦁ assistance to the states of the Commonwealth in the development and implementation of national programs to enhance the intellectual potential of the individual through the implementation of socially significant projects aimed at adult education and sustainable development of society;
⦁ Development and testing of new approaches to the implementation of promising educational technologies in the interests of the individual and the ethical recovery of society;
⦁ participation in the creation of a unified automated system of information exchange between the member states of the Commonwealth in the field of dissemination of knowledge and adult education;
⦁ Facilitating the process of mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates, certificates and other documents of education, advanced training and requalification both within and outside the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Meetings of the Interstate
Extension and Adult Education and
their main topics
I meeting June 27, 1997.
First organizational meeting. Organizational matters.
II meeting December 2-3, 1998.
“The Commonwealth of Independent States on the Threshold of the XXI Century. New tools of global social development: adult education as the most important factor.
III meeting November 23, 1999.
“Learning to Live in the XXI Century.” On the status and measures for further improvement of legislation on adult education in the CIS Member States and the model law “On Adult Education.
IV meeting December 8, 2000.
“On the conceptual framework for the development of adult education in the CIS.
“On the prospects for the development of the Modern Humanities University under the auspices of the Interstate Committee.
V meeting May 17, 2001.
“Prospects for the development of the Modern University of Continuing Education on the basis of the Modern Humanities University. Development and adoption of a package of educational programs that meet the real diversity of educational needs of the population, as well as the needs of the country in the implementation of its national interests.
VI meeting on January 28, 2002.
“The concept of adult education in line with the global trends of the 21st century. On the division of authority, tasks and responsibilities between the systems of basic adult education, as well as cooperation between them” (Questions to be put on the agenda of the Council of Ministers).Summing up the results of the committee’s work for 2001.Approval of the work plan for 2002.
VII meeting October 10, 2002.
“Human Resource Development Tools in Modern Forms of Education. Necessary policy priorities of Commonwealth states.
On the conceptual framework for the development of adult education in the CIS.
“On the Outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development”
(August 26-September 4, 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa).
VIII meeting September 8, 2003.
“About the project of creating the World University of Distance Education. About the technical basis of the University.
IX meeting on January 24, 2004.
“On the results of the First Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society” (Geneva, Switzerland).
Summing up the results of the Committee’s work in 2003.
Approval of the work plan for 2004.
X meeting October 6, 2004.
“On the expansion of international contacts of the Interstate Committee for the dissemination of knowledge and adult education and its participation in major international summits and conferences held under the auspices of the UN.
“The Concept of the World Distance Education University.
“Opportunities for the World Distance Learning University’s Main Technical Center.”
XI meeting April 19, 2005.
“On Practical Issues in Establishing the World University of Distance Education.” “On Developing the Concept of the World University of Distance Education and the Location of its Centers.”
XII meeting December 7, 2005.
“On the outcome of the UNIDO General Conference “cooperation in technology transfer. “World University of a new type without language, national and cultural borders. New technologies of Sustainable Development in the global world”.
Summing up the results of the Committee’s work in 2005.Approval of the work plan for 2006.
XIII meeting May 30, 2006.
On preparations for the ECOSOC High-Level Segment “Creating an environment at the national and international levels conducive to achieving full and productive employment, decent work for all, and its impact on sustainable development” (July 2006, Geneva, Switzerland).
XIV meeting December 14, 2006.
On the results of discussions on universal access to education for all family members at the World Family Summit +2 “Investing in Development and Action: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals at the Local Level and in the Family,” (5-7 December 2006 – Jordan).
On the preparation of the report of the Chairman of the Interstate Committee, Academician, Professor E.M. Malitikov “Between science and life is knowledge”, dedicated to the concept of development of the branch of knowledge dissemination and adult education.
Summing up the results of the Committee’s work in 2006. Approval of the work plan for 2007.
XV meeting July 11, 2007.
Extended Solemn Meeting dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the Committee.
On January 17, 1997, the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States signed an Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of Knowledge and Adult Education and created the eponymous
Interstate Committee. The first meeting of the Committee was held on June 27, 1997.
XVI meeting January 25-26, 2008.
The ceremonial meeting of the CIS Interstate Committee on Knowledge Dissemination and Adult Education, the International Association “Znanie”, the Organizing Committee for the preparation and celebration of the 60th anniversary of the largest educational organization of our time – the All-Union Society for the dissemination of political and scientific knowledge – the All-Union Society “Znanie” (now the International Association “Znanie” – a member of the Interstate Committee) with the participation of scientists, teachers, lecturers, veterans of education
Summing up the results of the Committee’s work in 2007. Approval of the work plan for 2008.
Draft intergovernmental agreements
prepared by the Interstate Committee on
Extension of Knowledge and Adult Education to be
put on the agenda of the SGE
⦁ On information about the changing concept of education in line with global trends at the turn of the XXI century.
⦁ On the division of powers, tasks and responsibilities between the systems of basic and adult education, as well as the cooperation between them.
⦁ On the creation of national committees for adult education in the CIS.
⦁ On opening the doors of schools, technical colleges, universities and other educational institutions, regardless of their departmental affiliation for use as a training base of adult education. On cooperation in modes of operation.
⦁ On holding a special CIS forum “On the role of adult education in the global trends.
⦁ On the results of a special CIS forum “On the role of adult education in the global trends. Declarations and Recommendations of the Forum to the Governments of the CIS countries:
⦁ Consider adult education a priority of state policy;
⦁ Ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to use one hour of working time a day to improve his education, providing appropriate incentives for employers.
⦁ On Amendments to the Constitutions and Laws of the CIS countries to create and develop a system of lifelong learning for adults.
⦁ On the equality of all types of education before the law.
⦁ On the right of CIS citizens to receive any type of lifelong education, without age restrictions.
⦁ On the model law “On Adult Education” approved by the IPA.
⦁ On the establishment in Europe and the U.S. of their own CIS universities as an institute of adult education system for training and retraining of managerial elite and highly qualified professionals in the field of management.
⦁ On the decision to give additional functions to the Interstate Committee for the dissemination of knowledge and adult education in order to more effectively and systematically solve the problems of copyright protection under the “Agreement on cooperation in the field of copyright and related rights”, adopted in 1993 at the meeting of the HSC.
⦁ On the concept of the World University of Distance Education