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In a civilization run by massive machines and computers, where material values take precedence over other human values, the loss of humanity and devastation are emerging as issues common to all. The recognition that this fate is shared by all mankind has painfully brought home the importance of positive inter-cultural encounters, sharing of values, mutually complementing and coordinating them in a global network. These are the concerns which inspired and motivated the Nomura Center to organize the International Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education for the first time in 1977.
In 1978, the Second Forum was held overseas for the first time at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
Since then, held quadrennially at UNESCO Headquarters as the main venue.
It counted the 7th in 1998 and held as "International Forum '98" commemorating the 30th National Conference in Tokyo.
In 1999, held "International Youth Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education" in Tokyo.
In 2002 coming back to UNESCO Headquarters for the first time in eight years, the 8th International Forum was held. Consequently it resulted the last keynote address delivered by founding director general the late Mrs. Nomura at her last International Forum.
The 9th International Forum was held in 2006 under the leadership of new director general Mrs. Kaneko for the first time.
In 2010, the 10th commemorative International Forum was held at the UNESCO Headquarters for the whole three days for the first time in 32 years since the Second Forum.

In 2014, a decision was made to hold the 11th as "a new step in our history of international forums", the contents and the form were changed from the previous ones. The 11th International Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education 2014 was held with a public forum on the first day, and the intensive seminar for mainly overseas participants the following four days.
1977 The 1st International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education
-As a Global-Minded Person, As a Human Being-
Venue Tokyo Features
Countries --- Foreigners living in Japan from Embassies, universities and mass media as well as representative of National Commission for UNESCO.
Participants 30
1978 The 2nd International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education
-Seeking an Order of Human Coexistence-
Venue Paris Features
Countries 12 Concerned people with cultural and educational issues participated. Soliciting the objectives of the Forum, we visited and discussed with educators, scholars, social activists and many institutes in Belgium, France, Germany and other European countries and UNESCO.
Participants 96
1982 The 3rd International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education
-Universe, Earth, Human Beings These Splendid Things-
For Their Dignity and Survival
Venue Cologne Features
Countries 14 For the first time participants from East European countries as well as from West European countries, the USA, Canada, India and Pakistan. A youth from Chile joined.
Participants 109
1986 The 4th International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education
-Human Restoration toward the Century of Life-
Venue Paris Features
Countries 20 Participants from communist countries: the Soviet Union and Hungary and African countries as well as West and East European countries. Developing and developed countries and the East and the West met together.
Participants 148
1990 The 5th International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education
-The Most Urgent Task for the Space Age-
Venue Paris Features
Countries 29 Participants covered all the regions of the world.
Participants 171
1994 The 6th International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education
-In Search of New Order in the Space Age-
For the Children in the Future
Venue Paris Features
Countries 26 Participants from the levels of the UN, governments and NGOs and individuals like UNESCO, OECD, Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, Embassies to France, Ministries of Education and universities.
Participants 158
1998 The 7th International Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education
Commemorating the 30th National Conference


The Earth is One
Venue Tokyo Features
Countries 29 Participants covered all the functions of society and all the strata of age from infants to the seniors in Japan. Over 50 overseas participants joined from UNESCO, OECD, governmental organizations, universities, institutes and NGOs from every continent.
Participants About 3000
2002 The 8th International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education as a Creator of the Future
-Wisdom for the Survival of Humankind-
Venue Paris Features
Countries 40 Participants from the levels of the UN, governments and NGOs and individuals like UNESCO, OECD, Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, Embassies to France, Ministries of Education and universities.
Participants 170
2006 The 9th International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education
Enlightenment on the Order of Coexistence
- Wisdom for Creating Our Future -
Venue Paris Features
Countries 35 Summary Report
Participants 179
2010 The 10th commemorative International Forum

Lifelong Integrated Education as a Creator of the Future
- Human Restoration of the 21st Century -
Venue Paris Features
Countries 39 Summary Report
Participants 170 (1st day)
457 (Total)
2014 The 11th International Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education 2014

Lifelong Integrated Education
The Space Age-Awakening to the Unchangeable Values
Our Responsibility to the Future
Venue Tokyo Features
Countries 18 Summary Report
Participants 1295 (1st day)
294 (2-5 day total)
1999 International Youth Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education

Think Together - The Future for Us, Humanity and the Earth
Venue Tokyo Features
Countries 30 Senior and university students and the youth from all over Japan. Overseas participants were nominated by some colleagues of our international network of Nomura Center.
Participants About 800
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