The world leaders, meeting at the United Nations in 2000, have set eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
that aim to transform the condition of humankind in the 21st century.
These Goals now guide the policies of Governments and the priorities of
Achieving the MDGs is requiring the massive expansion of
human learning. In this context, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is the only international
intergovernmental agency that focuses exclusively on using technologies to expand
the scope and scale of human learning.
On behalf of Commonwealth Ministers of
Education, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is co-ordinating developing the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). The VUSSC's countries can be focused on creating skills related courses in the areas such as
tourism, entrepreneurship, professional development, disaster management as well as tons of technical and vocational subjects.
of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning, distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.
COL is helping developing nations to improve access to quality education and training. Bringing together some 1.7 billion people of many faiths, races, languages, traditions and levels of economic development, the Commonwealth of Learning represents almost one third of the world's population.