UNESCO-UNEVOC News

1 March 2017
International Women's Day 2017: Women in a changing world of work
UNESCO-UNEVOC will join the world on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” brings to fore the need to promote an equality of access and opportunities in education and skills acquisition that enables a greater female participation in a dynamic labour market. (more)
10 February 2017
New Promising Practices online
The Promising Practices Database presents initiatives from around the world that help contribute in a meaningful way to improving TVET in their context, whether it be local, national or regional. Four new Promising Practices have been added to the ever-growing database and can now be accessed online. (more)
10 February 2017
UNEVOC Centres call for more collaboration to ensure inclusive and quality education in Canada
Experts in the field of education called for more collaboration to ensure inclusive and quality TVET for all in Canada during a workshop organized by Bow Valley College and UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre (more)
8 February 2017
UNESCO Director-General meets UNEVOC Centre in Colombia
UNESCO Director-General Irena Bokova met with Alfonso Prada, Director of the National Training Service (SENA), an institution that is part of the UNEVOC Network since 2014, as part of her official visit to Colombia. (more)
30 January 2017
New UNEVOC Centres in Brazil and Kenya
The UNEVOC Network welcomes its two newest members, the National Council for the Federal Network of Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education Institutions (Conif) in Brazil, and the Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) in Kenya. (more)
9 January 2017
Just published: UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin Issue no. 30
The bulletin has been redesigned and each edition focuses on a thematic area; issue no. 30 gives an overview of UNESCO-UNEVOC's recent activities with regards to Capacity Development, including a two-week leadership programme organized in Bonn. The bulletin is available as a PDF in English and Spanish and will be available in the other UN languages soon. (more)
22 December 2016
Virtual conference on sources of financing in TVET
The virtual conference on diversifying sources of funding for TVET took place from 16 to 22 January 2017 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum, and was participated by 222 participants from 81 countries. (more)
8 December 2016
Contributing to green growth in Vietnam
The importance of integrating green skills in TVET in Asia and the Pacific was acknowledged at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Training hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year. As one of the emerging economies in Asia, Vietnam is gaining knowledge and experience on how to integrate green skills in their TVET system. (more)
8 December 2016
Teaching entrepreneurship with new technologies
Promoting entrepreneurial skills is recognized as one way to help youth access the world of work in the Arab region, where the youth unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world. A capacity development programme implemented by the ENSET-Rabat in Morocco, supported by UNESCO-UNEVOC, convened regional actors to discuss promoting entrepreneurship through the use of technology. (more)
8 December 2016
Cross-border cooperation promises to drive TVET developments in Spain and France
Youth unemployment is a persistent problem in the Basque Country in Spain. Over 200 participants from the Basque and Navarra regions in Northern Spain, and Aquitaine region in Southern France, met to discuss cross-border cooperation to improve the quality of TVET in the region. (more)
28 November 2016
Supporting rural youth to acquire green skills and realise their ideas
Access to education and training that allows rural youth to have decent work opportunities is still limited in Paraguay. The Fundacion Paraguaya uses unique and innovative approaches to meet learning needs of rural youth. UNEVOC Centres from Latin America met on the San Francisco campus of the Fundación Paraguaya to discuss the use of ICT in the provision of TVET in rural contexts. (more)
18 November 2016
Education and training central in climate change agreements
The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakesh, Morocco, reaffirmed Member States’ commitment to the COP 21 Paris Agreement. UNESCO, UNESCO-UNEVOC and partners contributed to the discourse that meant to highlight concrete actions to implement the agreement. (more)
16 November 2016
UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme prompts 22 leaders to move to action
Twenty-two mid- to senior-level TVET experts from 20 countries convened for a two-week programme that aimed to empower change leaders to put into action a transformative vision of TVET. The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme, organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC, is the first of its kind and was held on the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, from 17 to 28 October 2016. (more)
31 October 2016
Spotlight on sustainable development at UN Day, Bonn 2016
The City of Bonn celebrated the coming into force of the UN Charter of 1945 in the market square of Bonn. This year’s festivities focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted last year by the United Nations in New York. As every year, UNESCO-UNEVOC joined other UN, international and national organizations based in Bonn to celebrate the occasion. (more)
21 October 2016
UNESCO-Cedefop conference discusses future of jobs and skills
A two-day conference organized by UNESCO and Cedefop in Paris examines global trends and local challenges in matching skills to the changing job market. More than 125 participants, policy-makers, stakeholders and experts from around the world took part in the conference titled 'Skills, jobs and sustainable development: global trends, local challenges' (more)
11 October 2016
First UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme
UNESCO-UNEVOC is proud to host the first UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme. The ten-day programme aims to empower TVET leaders to become change leaders and transform TVET in their countries to contribute to sustainable societies and economies. This year’s programme will take place from 17 to 28 October and will be attended by 22 participants from 20 countries. (more)
5 October 2016
Celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2016!
To raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of the important role teachers play in education, we celebrate World Teacher’s Day on the 5th of October. The theme this year focuses on “Valuing teachers, improving their status”. (more)
5 September 2016
Just Published: Virtual conference report on making youth entrepreneurship a viable path
The virtual conference report on “Making youth entrepreneurship a viable path” is now online. The virtual conference took place from 18 to 29 July 2016 on the UNEVOC TVeT Forum and was moderated by Claudia Pompa. (more)
2 September 2016
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomes UNESCO HQ delegation
From 30-31 August 2016 Mr Qian Tang, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education, paid courtesy visits to German ministries and UN agencies in Bonn in an effort to strengthen UNESCO-UNEVOC’s partnership in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Germany (more)
29 August 2016
Just published: UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin Issue no. 29
The bulletin has been redesigned and each edition focuses on a thematic area; issue no. 29 gives an overview of UNESCO-UNEVOC's recent activities with regards to Youth and Skills, including an event organized in Bonn around World Youth Skills Day 2016. The bulletin is available as a PDF in English and Spanish and will be available in the other UN languages soon. (more)
17 August 2016
Just Published: Virtual conference report on measuring the return on investment in TVET
The virtual conference report on “Measuring the return on investment in TVET” is now online. The virtual conference took place from 9 to 16 May 2016 on the UNEVOC TVeT Forum and was moderated by Phil Loveder and John Stanwick from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research in Australia. (more)
28 July 2016
World Youth Skills Day 2016 in Bonn!
Over 140 TVET stakeholders from over 35 counties met in Bonn, Germany, to discuss the role of youth skills development in transitions to sustainable economies and societies. In line with UNESCO’s new Strategy for TVET (2016-21), the meeting provided an opportunity for the global TVET community to gather and explore areas for future collaboration. (more)
6 July 2016
Virtual conference on Youth Entrepreneurship
In the ongoing edition of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s virtual conferences, we are discussing youth entrepreneurship in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The conference is taking place from 18 to 29 July 2016 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum. (more)
29 June 2016
SRTTU Tehran conducts training programmes
The SRTTU Tehran, a member of the UNEVOC Network since 2006, conducted two technical teacher training programmes that aimed at building the capacities of teachers who are already engaged in these vocational and technical fields, and equip them with the skills necessary to promote and enhance their teaching techniques. (more)
24 June 2016
International Leadership Program “Master Trainer in TVET” visits UNEVOC with delegation from South Caucasus
Seventeen TVET stakeholders from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to learn more about the International Centre’s activities, with a particular emphasis on the UNEVOC Network and the online services. (more)
20 June 2016
Policy Dialogue advocates for skills for the transition to clean energy
The ADB-ILO Policy Dialogue on Skills for Clean Energy Transition shared knowledge and experiences about efforts to accelerate and create opportunities for a just energy transition for all.

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15 June 2016
Just published: UNESCO-UNEVOC Biennial Report 2014-2015
The UNESCO-UNEVOC Biennial report for the biennium 2014-2015 is now online. The selected activities show how the International Centre assisted Member States to provide equitable, inclusive and quality education and promote lifelong learning for sustainable development. (more)
14 June 2016
Pan Canadian UNEVOC Centre holds Annual Conference
The 2016 Annual Conference of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), the Canadian UNEVOC Centre brought together over 750 participants from colleges and institutes from across Canada, as well as over 50 stakeholders from around the world. The Annual Conference discussed CICan’s future activities, especially in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement. (more)
9 June 2016
Southeast Asian Conference on Ensuring Greater Impact of TVET for Sustainable Development
The conference focused on TVET's role in the region and provided a platform for approximately 200 researchers, lecturers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experiences about trends and needs in the region. One of the main outcomes was the recognition of the need to adopt strategies to transform TVET to respond to emerging labour market trends and industries. (more)
9 June 2016
UNESCO-UNEVOC finds common interests with SFIVET
A delegation from the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to discuss activities and areas of interest and identify areas of potential collaboration in the future. (more)
7 June 2016
Stakeholders engage in ten-day Capacity Development Programme in the Pacific
TAFE Queensland with the Asia Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Fiji organized a ten-day programme that focused on enhancing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the Pacific. The programme sought to assist the Pacific Island nations to further develop effective TVET systems which will ultimately contribute to improving economic growth and increased uptake of TVET. (more)
1 June 2016
Regional stakeholders reaffirm importance of TVET in Cairo
More than 40 TVET policy makers and government officials from eight Arab States reaffirmed the importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for socio-economic development during a two-day Regional Forum for managers of TVET institutions (more)
27 May 2016
Join us and celebrate World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2016!
To raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development, UNESCO-UNEVOC will join the world in celebrating World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2016! Spread the word and join the celebrations by using the hashtag #WYSD (more)
25 May 2016
Potential collaboration between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and UNESCO-UNEVOC
A delegation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to discuss potential areas of collaboration in the field of technical and vocational education and training, for example through the UNEVOC Network and knowledge management and development. (more)
24 May 2016
Delegation from Qatar visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC had the pleasure to welcome Mr Rupert Mclean, former Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC and current QAPCO Professional Chair in Vocational Studies as well as UNEVOC Centre Coordinator for the College of the North-Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q), and Mr Abdulla Ahmed Kamal Naji from the Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), to the UN Campus in Bonn Germany (more)
20 May 2016
Over 200 participants discuss Return on Investment in TVET
From 9 to 16 May, 2016, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a virtual conference on return on investment in TVET. The virtual conference, moderated by the NCVER in Australia, informed the wider TVET community about ROI in TVET and was an opportunity for the community to share their ideas, expertise and experiences on the topic (more)
16 May 2016
Asian Development Bank delegates meet in Frankfurt
The 49th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) took place in Frankfurt, Germany, and convened stakeholders to discuss a range of key topics in relation to sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific (more)
9 May 2016
Asia-Pacific Delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
Thirteen ministry and national institute representatives from Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to find out more about the International Centre's role, mandate and activities in thematic priority areas (more)
14 April 2016
New UNESCO TVET Strategy adopted
On 12 April 2016, UNESCO’s Executive Board adopted the new Strategy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the period 2016 to 2021. The Strategy will support Member States to enhance the relevance of their TVET systems. (more)
12 April 2016
NCVER representative visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
A representative from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Australia, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre to discuss and learn about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s programmes and services, in particular, the knowledge management activities. (more)
5 April 2016
UNESCO’s two Recommendations on education
The Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (ALE) and the Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) were signed on 4 April 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, by the President of UNESCO’s General Conference, Stanley Mutumba Simataa, and UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova. (more)
24 March 2016
Workshop UNESCO IIEP Pôle de Dakar
A 2-day workshop for an intensive information exchange was participated by delegates from UNESCO IIEP Pôle de Dakar, Mr Jérôme Gerard, Expert in network animation, Platform of expertise in vocational training (PEFOP), Mr Jonathan Jourde, Focal Point Communication and Knowledge Management, Ms Lynne Sergeant, UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse, IIEP Paris with the UNESCO-UNEVOC team, held from 21-22 March 2016 in Bonn, Germany. (more)
22 March 2016
Youth Skills for Work and Entrepreneurship, Sub-regional Forum on TVET in Eastern Africa
From 16-18 March 2016, over 50 delegates and partners exchanged views on experience, expertise and good practices during a regional forum on technical vocational education and training (TVET) (more)
17 March 2016
Newly appointed UNEVOC Centre Coordinator in Malta visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
Upon his new appointment as the UNEVOC Centre Coordinator in Malta, Mr. Curmi, Senior Manager, Apprenticeship and Work-based Learning Department, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn on 16 March 2016. (more)
15 March 2016
Experts meeting on TVET teaching using ICTs
From 14 to 16 March 2016, 6 experts and 3 UNEVOC Centres representatives are meeting in Bonn, Germany, to provide input and guide the development of a Guidebook to enhance technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teaching and learning using information and communication technology (ICT)]. The workshop takes place within the framework of a project supported by the OPEC Fund for International Developments (OFID). (more)
10 March 2016
Delegation from Chile visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 9 March 2016, Ms Solange Isaacs and Mr Leonardo Lopez of Instituto de Informática Educativa Universidad de La Frontera in Chile, visited the International Centre to discuss and learn about the activities of UNESCO-UNEVOC particularly its work in ICT in TVET. (more)
10 March 2016
TVET for gender equality
On the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016, UNESCO and UNESCO-UNEVOC organised a workshop on TVET and gender equality. Participants recognised that TVET can contribute to equity by enabling individuals to access the labour market, and livelihood and lifelong learning opportunities. (more)
8 March 2016
International Women’s Day 2016
To raise awareness on issues related to gender equality, as well as women’s empowerment and human rights, UNESCO-UNEVOC joins the world in observing Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. (more)
4 March 2016
Mobile Learning Week 2016 in Paris, France
From 7 to 11 March 2016, Mobile Learning Week (MLW) takes place in Paris, France, with the aim of outlining ways mobile technology can be used to foster innovation in the education sector and ensure quality learning opportunities for all. (more)
26 February 2016
Korean delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 25 February 2015, a Korean delegation from the Metropolitan City of Busan visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to discuss and learn about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s activities in the field of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). (more)
17 February 2016
Just published: Virtual conference report on the 'UNESCO TVET strategy 2016-2021'
The virtual conference report on the "UNESCO TVET strategy 2016-2021" is now online. The virtual conference took place from 28 September to 03 October 2015 on UNESCO-UNEVOC’s e-forum and brought together 165 participants from 57 countries. (more)
5 February 2016
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomes visitors
On 03 February 2016, Angelica Maria Kappel (Mayor of the City of Bonn), Alexander R. Petsch (Börding Messe GmbH) and Günther M. Szogs (Sectretary of the LEONARDO – European Corporate Learning Award) visited UNESCO-UNEVOC. (more)
3 February 2016
UNEVOC Centre representative visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 01 February 2016, Assistant Professor Christopher Zirkle visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to discuss and learn about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s activities in the field of technical and vocational education and training. (more)
25 January 2016
European Commission representatives visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
Norbert Schöbel (Team leader – Skills for the Young) and Maria Todorova (Policy officer) from the European Commission’ Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to discuss actions and priorities for 2016, with a view to considering future potential collaborations. (more)
8 January 2016
Just published: UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 28
Read more about the recent activities and events of UNESCO-UNEVOC and its global network in the latest bulletin. The bulletin is available in English, French and Spanish. (more)
23 December 2015
First Global Forum on Green Economy Learning in Paris, France
From 16 to 18 December 2015, the 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning held in Paris, France, convened approximately 70 policy-makers, development partners, and representatives from education and training institutions, NGOs and business associations to identify opportunities for improving green economy learning. (more)
23 December 2015
International Conference on Urban Conservation
From 01 to 03 December, 2015, approximately 200 experts and stakeholders from universities, schools and regional and international organisations convened at the International Conference on Urban Conservation held in Kuwait City, Kuwait. (more)
23 December 2015
Student group visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 18 November, 2015, 12 students from Universität Osnabrück visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to learn about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s activities regarding the modernisation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems worldwide, and how TVET teachers can benefit from UNESCO-UNEVOC’s services. (more)
23 December 2015
Visit by Angela Dekker and Rosalie Edelstein-Lopes
On 22nd December, 2015, Ms Angela Dekker, representative of the Dutch Ministry of Education with the special assignment to introduce English as language of instruction in education in Sint Eustatius, and Ms Rosalie Edelstein-Lopes, Director of the secondary school of Sint Eustatius, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to find out more about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s activities. (more)
21 December 2015
UNEVOC Centres in Madagascar implement project enhancing ICT competencies for TVET teachers
Madagascar UNEVOC Centres implement a project on enhancing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competencies of TVET teachers. (more)
21 December 2015
Expert Meeting on the development of World Reference levels of learning outcomes
From 14 to 15 December, 2015, 20 experts met in Paris, France, for a meeting to discuss the development of World Reference levels of learning outcomes. (more)
21 December 2015
Student group visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 18 November, 2015, 12 students from Universität Osnabrück visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to learn about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s activities regarding the modernisation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems worldwide. (more)
16 December 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC at COP21
UNESCO-UNEVOC contributed to a number of events at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) that took place in Paris from 30 November to 12 December. (more)
8 December 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC at OEB 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), 2015. OEB is one of the leading international conferences for technology-enhanced learning and is attended by over 2,300 participants from more than 100 countries. (more)
3 December 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC hosts workshop for BIMUN participants
On 26 November 2015, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a workshop for participants of the Bonn International Model United Nations (BIMUN) conference which was held from 26 to 29 November in Bonn, Germany. (more)
3 December 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC at the TVET Forum for Latin America in Montevideo, Uruguay
From 23 to 25 November, 2015, an expert meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay, convened 40 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) stakeholders and ministry representatives from Latin American countries to discuss the challenges TVET faces looking towards the implementation of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the period 2015-2030. (more)
3 December 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC hosts Expert Meeting in Bonn, Germany
From 17 to 19 November, 30 UNEVOC cluster and centre coordinators, from UNEVOC centres in 26 countries met in Bonn, Germany, to discuss the development of tools and activities intended to further improve the UNEVOC Network. One of the key messages from the meeting was the need to promote more collaboration and more collective approaches to UNEVOC network activities. (more)
1 December 2015
Just published: Virtual conference report on ‘Delivering TVET through Quality Apprenticeships’
The virtual conference report on “Delivering TVET through Quality Apprenticeships” is now online. The two-week virtual conference took place from 15 to 26 June 2015 on UNESCO-UNEVOC’s e-forum and brought together 229 participants from 70 countries. (more)
30 November 2015
UNEVOC Centre hosts International Symposium on TVET Personnel in Magdeburg, Germany
On the 25 and 26 November, 2015, 90 experts convened at an international Symposium on TVET for sustainable development in Magdeburg, Germany. The symposium discussed developments and opportunities with regards to the professionalisation of TVET personnel in international cooperation. (more)
27 November 2015
NITTTR unveils capacity development programme in bio-technology in agriculture
The National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR) in Kolkata, India, in collaboration with the Vivekananda Institute of Bio-technology (VIB), Nimpith, have unveiled a capacity development programme for trainers in utilising bio-technology in agriculture for the rural youth. (more)
20 November 2015
UNESCO Dakar launches regional TVET Platform in West Africa
UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIPE) office in Dakar, Senegal, launched a regional platform for TVET experts in November. A two-day conference from 2 to 3 November in Dakar was attended by about a hundred TVET experts from the region. (more)
18 November 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment
From 9 to 10 November 2015, 250 experts from over 50 countries met in Berlin, Germany, for a high-level conference on women’s empowerment. (more)
6 November 2015
Just published: Shanghai Update Issue No. 4
The fourth issue of the Shanghai Update has just been published! This newsletter gives an overview of the activities undertaken by UNESCO and UNESCO-UNEVOC in response to the recommendations that Member States made to UNESCO at the Third International TVET Congress in Shanghai in May 2012. (more)
6 November 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends seminar at UNESCO’s 38th General Conference
On 5 November 2015, UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in a seminar held as a side-event at UNESCO’s 38th General Conference. The seminar addressed the challenge of achieving green and gender equal technical and vocational education and training (TVET). (more)
6 November 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends European Commission workshop
On 3 November, 2015, approximately 20 experts attended a workshop in Brussels, Belgium, on higher vocational education and training in Europe. (more)
28 October 2015
Bonn celebrates the United Nations’ 70th anniversary!
On 24 October 2015, the City of Bonn celebrated the United Nations’ 70th anniversary by organising a UN day, including information stands, live music and entertainment. (more)
28 October 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends European Training Foundation round-table
From 15 to 16 October, 50 participants from the European Training Foundation partner countries met in Turin, Italy, for a round-table discussion on the role of civil society in vocational education and training governance. (more)
27 October 2015
Virtual Conference: Greening TVET in the context of climate change policy developments
From 2 to 13 November, you will have the chance to participate in our next virtual conference on greening TVET in the context of global climate change policy developments. This online conference will be moderated by Dr Nick Sofroniou, Principal Research Fellow at Institute for Employment Research of the University of Warwick and an expert in green skills development. (more)
27 October 2015
UNEVOC attends Regional Meeting in Harare and Mutare, Zimbabwe
From 14 to 16 October, 60 participants from eight countries representing ministries, youth organisations, NGOs and other UN agencies met in Harare and Mutare in Zimbabwe for a Regional TVET Meeting. (more)
6 October 2015
Just published: Virtual conference report on 'Skills for the creative industries'
The virtual conference report on 'Skills for creative industries' has just been published. The conference took place from 29 September to 10 October 2014 and attracted 153 participants from 64 countries. (more)
5 October 2015
Celebrate World Teachers' Day!
Join us in celebrating World Teachers' Day on the 5th of October! The day recognises the important role teachers play in education and this year’s event highlights the need to empower teachers to contribute to building sustainable societies. (more)
1 October 2015
Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
On Friday 25 September 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit adopted the Sustainable Development Goals which seek to realise inclusive and equitable economic, social and environmental sustainable development. (more)
28 September 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in UKFIET
From 15 to 17 September 2015, 550 participants met in London, the United Kingdom, for the UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development. (more)
28 September 2015
Craig Fowler visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 24 September 2015, Mr. Craig Fowler, Managing Director of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Australia, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC. (more)
28 September 2015
Experts meet to develop a Greening TVET guide
On 21 and 22 September 2015, a small group of experts convened in UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany, to review UNESCO-UNEVOC’s draft Greening TVET Guide. (more)
28 September 2015
First Global Forum on Green Economy Learning
From the 16 to 18 December 2015, the 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning will bring together policy-makers, development partners, as well as representatives from education and training institutions, NGOs and business associations to identify opportunities for improving green economy learning. (more)
28 September 2015
Asia-Pacific delegation visits UNEVOC
On 25 September 2015, UNESCO-UNEVOC hosted the visit of 19 TVET managers, administrators and staff from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia. (more)
28 September 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomes nine new member institutions of the UNEVOC Network
UNESCO-UNEVOC is pleased to announce that nine institutions have joined the UNEVOC Network in 2015! The new institutions are from Brunei Darussalam, Ghana, Mexico, the United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Botswana and Grenada. (more)
17 September 2015
Virtual Conference: UNESCO’s future TVET strategy
From 28 September to 3 October, you will have the chance to participate in our next virtual conference on UNESCO’s future strategy for TVET (2016-2021). This online conference will be moderated by Mike Campbell, an expert in the fields of skills, labour markets and the economy. (more)
16 September 2015
Young Leonardo Award Laureates receive awards
On 14 September, five young entrepreneurs were acknowledged for their efforts towards finding innovative solutions to challenges in the field of learning and were awarded the Young Leonardo Awards. (more)
21 August 2015
David Atchoarena visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 20 August 2015, Mr David Atchoarena, the Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems in UNESCO’s Education sector, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC as part of a two day visit to Bonn. (more)
18 August 2015
Recently Published: Unleashing the Potential - Transforming TVET
UNESCO has published the third volume of its new book series entitled ''Education on the Move''. The overall series focuses on key trends in education today and challenges for tomorrow. This particular volume is dedicated to exploring how the transformative potential of TVET can be released. (more)
18 August 2015
WorldSkills competition and conference in São Paulo
More than 1500 people from over 70 countries met in São Paulo, Brazil, from the 11 to 16 August for the WorldSkills competition and conference. UNESCO-UNEVOC contributed to a very stimulating programme which showcased the next generation of youth skills. (more)
14 August 2015
Kuala Lumpur Declaration on TVET for a Sustainable Future adopted
Ministers and conference delegates from 26 Asia-Pacific countries met at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Training (ACET) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discuss ICT in TVET, partnerships and greening TVET. (more)
30 July 2015
UNESCO and UNEVOC participate in WorldSkills São Paulo
From 11-16 August 2015 the WorldSkills competition takes place in Brazil. Running in parallel to the competition a Conference programme brings together leaders in the field of TVET to discuss current global skills issues. (more)
16 July 2015
World Youth Skills Day at UNEVOC
On 15 July 2015, some 50 young people attended UNESCO-UNEVOC’s commemoration of the UN’s inaugural World Youth Skills Day at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. (more)
15 July 2015
Celebrate World Youth Skills Day on 15 July!
Join the United Nations in New York and Bonn in celebrating the first-ever World Youth Skills Day! The goal of this celebration is to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth and to address issues of unemployment. (more)
6 July 2015
Skills for Heritage Panel Session Report
More than 50 participants from 30 countries filled to capacity the Small Hall of the World Conference Centre in Bonn to listen to, and engage with, a panel of experts on the theme of Heritage for Skills which took place on 2 July 2015. (more)
26 June 2015
Myanmar NSSA Study Visit to UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 24 June 2015, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre hosted the visit of the members of the National Skills Standards Authority (NSSA) of Myanmar. (more)
12 June 2015
Just published: Report on Global Forum Skills for Work and Life post-2015
This is the final report on the Global Forum on "Skills for Work and Life post-2015" held in Bonn, Germany in October 2014. The forum engaged more than 200 stakeholders from all five regions of the world in identifying future directions in skills development. (more)
11 June 2015
A thousand definitions on TVETipedia!
UNESCO-UNEVOC's glossary on technical and vocational education and training TVETipedia has reached a thousand definitions. (more)
29 May 2015
Virtual conference: Delivering TVET through Quality Apprenticeships
From 15 to 26 June 2015, you will have the chance to participate in our next virtual conference on “Delivering TVET through Quality Apprenticeships". This online conference will be moderated by Alessandra Molz, an international consultant and researcher on skills development and the labour market. (more)
28 May 2015
Shanghai Update 3: Follow-up on the Third TVET Congress
The third issue of the Shanghai Update is published! This newsletter gives an overview of activities undertaken by UNESCO and UNEVOC in response to the recommendations that Member States made to UNESCO at the Third International TVET Congress in Shanghai in May 2012. (more)
28 May 2015
Second International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean
TVET is high on the political agenda in Caribbean countries. The Second International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean “STEM Education in TVET: Imperative to National and Regional Development” served to establish a platform for reforming education systems. (more)
27 May 2015
UNEVOC Network members discuss improved use of digital media in TVET at eLearning Africa
Co-organized by the African Union and hosted by the Government of Ethiopia, eLearning Africa 2015 brought together professionals, policymakers and practitioners for a unique discussion about technology and learning. (more)
25 May 2015
Declaration on ICT and Education Post-2015 signed
The Qingdao Declaration, entitled "Seize digital opportunities, lead education transformation", was signed by Member States represented by more than fifty ministers and high-level delegates at the UNESCO conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education from 23 to 25 May 2015 in Qingdao, China. (more)
8 May 2015
Cedefop and UNESCO enhance collaboration
The Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training Cedefop, James Calleja, travelled to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 5 to 6 May to meet with senior UNESCO management and TVET specialists. (more)
6 May 2015
UNEVOC welcomes visiting expert from TAFE Directors Australia
Jessica Davis, visiting expert from TAFE Directors Australia - a UNEVOC Coordinating Centre in the Asia Pacific Region, will be with us for ten weeks. (more)
24 April 2015
Egyptian delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
A delegation from the Egyptian National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education visited UNESCO-UNEVOC on 14 April 2015. (more)
2 April 2015
Call for proposals for innovative capacity building programmes in the UNEVOC Network
UNESCO-UNEVOC is looking to support UNEVOC Network members that are leading innovative capacity development programmes in TVET. (more)
19 March 2015
UNESCO-UNEVOC is proud to announce the winners of the Skills in Action Award!
UNESCO-UNEVOC has launched the Skills in Action Award for the first time and is most pleased with the reception of this award in the TVET community. (more)
10 March 2015
Skills development for the cultural and natural heritage sector
Ms Anna Steinkamp of the German National Commission came to UNESCO-UNEVOC on 9 March to discuss possible joint interventions at the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee due to take place in Bonn in June 2015. (more)
6 March 2015
Mobile technology in skills development for women
UNESCO-UNEVOC co-organized a session on "Using mobile technology in skills development for women: A glimpse into promising practices to improve skills for employability" at Mobile Learning Week 2015. UNEVOC Centres from Finland and the Philippines presented case studies. (more)
4 March 2015
New Emerging Technology Skills: Conference in Chennai, India
UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the conference on "New Emerging Technology Skills. A Networking Platform to promote new Technology Skills for the emerging knowledge economy", which took place on 16-17 February 2015 in Chennai, India (more)
11 February 2015
Visit of Maltese Education Minister to UNEVOC
The Minister of Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo and the Ambassador of Malta to Germany Albert Friggieri visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to learn more about its activities. (more)
6 February 2015
Meeting with Experts from the Regional Centre for Expertise on ESD
The Regional Centre for Expertise on ESD's Network is facilitated by the United Nations University's Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) in Tokyo. (more)
27 January 2015
Delegation from the Chinese Academy of Engineering at UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 23 January 2015 UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The delegation, headed by Vice President Prof. Xie Kechang, came to Bonn with the aim of learning more about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s work and exploring ways of collaborating, especially in the areas of innovation and creativity in TVET. (more)
23 January 2015
Delegation from Céreq at UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr Alberto Lopez, Director and Mr Matteo Sgarzi, Head of the International Relations Mission of the French Centre d’Etudes et des Recherches sur les Qualifications (Céreq) to its premises on 21 January 2015. (more)
16 January 2015
Delegation from Palestine at UNESCO-UNEVOC
The visit was part of a study tour organized by GIZ for its partner institutions in Gaza to familiarize key TVET actors from Palestine with the German dual vocational education system, and with possibilities of international cooperation in TVET. (more)
22 December 2014
Skills Forum at the Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank held its Fourth Annual International Skills Development Forum in Manila. UNESCO-UNEVOC joined the event with UNEVOC Network members from the region. (more)
22 December 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC at Online EDUCA in Berlin
“Less Talk, More Action! Meeting Tomorrow’s Needs Today” was the focus of UNESCO-UNEVOC's participation in this year's ONLINE EDUCA in Berlin. It highlighted the need for creating favourable contexts to enable corporate learning that supports innovation at the workplace. (more)
17 December 2014
TVET in the knowledge-based society: Saudi Arabia
At the request of the Saudi Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, Shyamal Majumdar visited Riyadh to share technical expertise and deliver a keynote presentation on “Knowledge-based societies and TVET” at the Seventh Saudi Technical Conference and Exhibition (STCEX-7). (more)
16 December 2014
GreenTech experts meet in Berlin
What is the impact of green technologies? Experts discussed the influence of green technology on the economy, politics, employment and education at "GreenTech made in Germany" in Berlin on 27 November 2014. (more)
16 December 2014
Green Cities – Green Industries – Green Jobs
More and more people live in urban areas. Cities have to find solutions to challenges such as rising traffic and increasing waste. UNEVOC Network member GIZ and the city of Magdeburg invited partners from around the world to discuss challenges and opportunities of green cities and industries, and what this means for the creation of green jobs. (more)
12 December 2014
New country reports in World TVET Database
New country reports have been published for Benin, Cambodia, Chad, Iraq, Latvia, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, Uganda and USA. UNESCO-UNEVOC continues to expand the World TVET Database and more country reports will be available soon. (more)
9 December 2014
Five experts from India visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed five experts from India to its premises on 5 December 2014. The meeting was an opportunity for an exploratory discussion between UNESCO-UNEVOC and TREC-STEP, a consortium of three institutions from three Indian states. (more)
21 November 2014
Don Bosco school principals from India visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 17 November 2014, four directors and training officers of Don Bosco vocational training institutes in the Mumbai region visited UNESCO-UNEVOC as part of a study visit to Germany to explore possibilities of international cooperation. (more)
21 November 2014
Internationalization of TVET in the European Union
TVET experts from the European Union met in Brussels on 17 November to discuss the preliminary findings of a study on the Internationalization of TVET in EU countries. (more)
21 November 2014
UNEVOC Network member GIFTS/HRD Korea organizes forum on qualifications frameworks
The forum provided a platform for experts to share knowledge about the development of national competency standards and qualifications frameworks in ASEAN +3 countries and to come up with practical recommendations.
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21 November 2014
Forum on TVET for Sustainability in North Rhine-Westphalia
The Forum on TVET for sustainable development took place in Düsseldorf and brought together stakeholders in skills development and sustainability from the region of North Rhine-Westphalia. (more)
19 November 2014
End of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
Green skills are a priority for aligning TVET with the post-2015 development agenda. UNESCO-UNEVOC and the Inter-Agency Working Group on Greening Skills and TVET ran a discussion on the Role of greening TVET on 11 November 2014 at the closing of the Decade on Education for Sustainable development in Nagoya, Japan. (more)
13 November 2014
Jordanian delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed a delegation from Jordan including representatives of two UNEVOC Centres in Jordan to its premises on 10 November 2014. The delegation came to Bonn with the aim of learning more about UNESCO-UNEVOC, and in particular the UNEVOC Network. (more)
13 November 2014
UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in Bonn
UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson visited the UN Campus in Bonn yesterday. He met with UN Bonn staff, and with the Heads of all UN organizations based in Germany, to discuss current challenges the UN faces in the post-2015 process and in achieving sustainable development. (more)
12 November 2014
Skills for Work and Life on the Post-2015 Agenda
Youth employability and green skills were at the core of the global forum Skills for Work and Life Post-2015 organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC, which closed on 16 October in Bonn. (more)
11 November 2014
Researchers from Japan visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 10 November 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed two researchers from Japan to its premises. (more)
6 November 2014
BIBB President visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
Prof. Dr Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of BIBB, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC on 6 November. (more)
27 October 2014
Happy birthday United Nations
The City of Bonn held a celebration on Market Square to commemorate the United Nations’ anniversary on Saturday, 25 October 2014. UNESCO-UNEVOC joined the festivities with an information booth, a quiz and a drawing contest. (more)
26 October 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC at the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics
At the invitation of its President, Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, participated in the 2014 WFCP World Conference, hosted by the China Education Association for International Exchange. (more)
25 October 2014
Quality requirements for teaching and learning in the EU
Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training in the European Union, organized an expert workshop on quality requirements for new forms and contexts of teaching and learning in the EU. (more)
20 October 2014
Study tours at the Global Forum
Five study tours took the Global Forum delegates to several companies in and around Bonn on 16 October 2014. (more)
20 October 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC launches Skills in Action Award
UNESCO-UNEVOC has launched the Skills in Action Award to celebrate success stories of young people in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and is calling for young people across the globe to share their stories. (more)
18 October 2014
Skills for Work and Life Post-2015 - Presentations available for Download
In the documentation section of the website all presentations made at the Global Forum have been made available. (more)
14 October 2014
Skills for Work and Life Post-2015
As a follow-up to regional consultations in 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing a global forum to be held from 14 to 16 October at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. The forum seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate, enriching the thought processes behind the positioning of TVET in the post-2015 agenda and it will utilize cross-regional networking and partnership as platforms to create synergy in the contribution of TVET in the post-2015 agenda.
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1 October 2014
Just published: Revising the 2001 Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education
This report provides a synthesis of the discussions during the special virtual conference held from 1 to 14 April 2014 on the UNEVOC e-Forum and moderated by Simon McGrath. The report outlines the key themes that were raised and features a set of recommendations concerning the scope, objectives and themes of the recommendation concerning TVE. (more)
29 September 2014
Youth in Transition: VET in times of economic crisis
On 22 September 2014, Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, delivered a keynote address at the 2nd International Conference of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) held in Cologne, Germany. (more)
29 September 2014
Delegation from Vietnam visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
The team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr Mac Van Tien, Mr Nguyen Quang Viet, Mr Nguyen Dang Tuan, and Mrs Nguyen Thi Huong Nguyen from the National Institute for Vocational Training (NIVT) in Vietnam and Mrs Britta van Erckelens, Mrs Viviana Sortino, and Mr Michael Schwarz from the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) to the UNEVOC premises on 26 September 2014. (more)
28 September 2014
Virtual conference on skills for the creative industries
The next virtual conference will be held from 29 September to 10 October 2014 on the UNEVOC e-Forum and will aim to deepen our understanding of the creative industries in relation to vocational education and training, discuss challenges and opportunities in these sectors, and identify good practices from across the globe. (more)
26 September 2014
Just published: Vocational Pedagogy: what it is, why it matters and how to put it into practice
This report provides a synthesis of the discussions held during the virtual conference held from 12 to 26 May 2014 on the UNEVOC e-Forum and moderated by Professor Bill Lucas. The discussions illustrated the importance of vocational pedagogy in improving learner outcomes in TVET, as well its role as a catalyst for raising the status and quality of TVET. (more)
26 September 2014
Professor Simon McGrath visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 24 September 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre welcomed Simon McGrath, a Professor in International Education and Development from the University of Nottingham to the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises. (more)
25 September 2014
UNESCO publication: BRICS Building Education for the Future
Published by UNESCO and developed in consultation with experts from Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa,, this report provides an overview of BRICS education systems and policies, highlighting trends in access, quality and equity and zooming in on priorities to sustain and widen the benefits of growth. With input from UNESCO-UNEVOC, the report pays close attention to skills development, especially TVET, which all five countries have identified as a vital ingredient of more inclusive growth and sustainable development. (more)
25 September 2014
Delegation from SENAI and BIBB visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 16 September, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre welcomed Ms Maria Eliane Azevedo, Ms Cintia Becker, and Mr Felipe Mogado from the National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI) and Mr Roger Hessel from the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
23 September 2014
7th BIBB Congress on Structuring Vocational Education and Training in a more Attractive Way – Facilitating Greater Permeability
UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the 7th BIBB Congress on “Structuring Vocational Education and Training in a more Attractive Way – Facilitating Greater Permeability” held in Berlin, Germany on 18 and 19 September 2014. Among the 800 participants were representatives from various levels of government, social partners, secondary schools, higher education and industry. (more)
22 September 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training
From 15 to 18 September, Ms Imke Kottmann, Programme Expert UNESCO-UNEVOC, participated in the first International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Winterthur, Switzerland. (more)
18 September 2014
Delegation from Jordan visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
Facilitated by GOPA Consultants, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre welcomed a delegation from Jordan to the UNEVOC premises on 15 September 2014. (more)
17 September 2014
The future of Open Educational Resources
On 12 and 13 September 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC presented its view on the prospect of Open Educational Resources in the area of TVET during #OERde14, the second German conference on OER organized by Wikimedia Germany. (more)
16 September 2014
Just published: Attractiveness of vocational education and training
This bibliography, jointly published by UNESCO-UNEVOC and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), features the range of currently available literature on the topics of international mobility, transfer and transitions in TVET, and their role in increasing its attractiveness.
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9 September 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC contributes to conference on youth transitions
On 2 September 2014, Ms Katerina Ananiadou, Programme Specialist at UNESCO-UNEVOC, participated in a conference of the Global Network on Education & Youth. (more)
8 September 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC contributes to workshop on sustainability skills
On 1 September 2014, Ms Dagmar Winzier, Programme Expert at UNESCO-UNEVOC, acted as panellist at a workshop on “Sustainability Skills”, held in Berlin, Germany. (more)
5 September 2014
Experts’ seminar on improving evidence-based research and supporting greater investment in TVET
On 31 August 2014, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and Kenneth Barrientos, Programme Officer UNESCO-UNEVOC, attended and contributed to an expert seminar organized by TAFE Directors Australia and NCVER, both of whom are members of the UNEVOC Network and joint coordinator for the Pacific cluster. (more)
4 September 2014
Just published: report on regional workshop youth transitions and network consolidation
This meeting report provides a summary of the presentations and discussions held during the Regional Workshop on Youth Transitions and Network Consolidation held in Gaborone, Botswana from 20 to 22 May 2014. (more)
3 September 2014
Just published: UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 27
Read more about the recent activities and events of UNESCO-UNEVOC and its global network in the latest bulletin. (more)
20 August 2014
Delegation from GIZ Yemen visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 4 August, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and his team welcomed a delegation from GIZ Yemen to the UNEVOC premises. The visit followed an earlier visit of the Ministry of Education in July 2014. (more)
19 August 2014
Behind the screen: Introducing the TVETipedia glossary
TVETipedia is an online portal for the exchange of information on technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Developed in 2007 and launched in 2009 by UNESCO-UNEVOC, the revamped TVETipedia glossary was made available online in March 2014 and has played a role as an online information instrument for TVET experts and researchers. (more)
18 August 2014
UNEVOC Centre in Focus: The National Directorate for Technical Education- DINET
The National Directorate for Professional Technical Education (DINET) is one of the Ministry departments that is responsible for Professional Technical Education (PTE) across Mozambique. (more)
15 August 2014
New UNEVOC Centre at the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science
In August 2014, the Social Partnership Support Division at Vocational Education Development Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia joined the UNEVOC Network. It is the third institution in Georgia to join the UNEVOC Network. (more)
14 August 2014
New UNEVOC Network Member in Colombia: National Training Service (SENA)
In August 2014, the National Training Service (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje, SENA) joined the UNEVOC Network. It is the second UNEVOC Centre in Colombia. (more)
21 July 2014
GIZ Delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 14 July 2014, in the context of a study visit organized by GIZ’s Division Economic Development and Employment, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre welcomed a delegation representing GIZ Headquarters and field offices from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Kosovo, Namibia, the Palestinian Territories, South Africa, Tajikistan and Timor-Leste and respectively. (more)
18 July 2014
Just published: Greening TVET: Qualifications needs and implementation strategies
The report of the online conference on “Greening TVET: Qualifications needs and implementation strategies” is now online. (more)
15 July 2014
Korean delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn
On 26 June 2014, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed a delegation from the city of Jeonju in South Korea to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
14 July 2014
Delegation from the Ministry of Education of Yemen visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
As part of a TVET study visit to Germany, facilitated by GIZ, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Ms Al Hakimi, Deputy Minister for Girl’s Education Sector and Mr Al-Hussani, Head of Coordination and Follow-up Unit from the Ministry of Education of Yemen. (more)
9 July 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum, Bonn
The United Nations Organizations in Bonn participated in this year’s Global Media Forum organised by the Deutsche Welle with a plenary session on civil society participation to shape the global development agenda. (more)
9 July 2014
Meeting for workshop coordinators of the UNESCO World Conference on ESD, Paris
On 25 and 26 June 2014, a meeting for workshop coordinators of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development was organized at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. (more)
2 July 2014
A new agenda for skills: Online consultation on TVET
From 1 to 8 July UNESCO is hosting a global online consultation to discuss and revise an international standard-setting instrument on technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Participants include government officials and specialists from international organizations and civil society. (more)
2 July 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC is participating in Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum on 2 July 2014 in Bonn
Hosted by Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, this year’s Global Media Forum with its motto "From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media" will discuss the challenges of globalization for media and how to strengthen the media network. (more)
27 June 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in KRIVET international seminar on skills development and youth employment policies, Seoul
On 12 and 13 June 2014, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET, participated in an international seminar on enhancing the link between skills development and youth employment policies in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (more)
26 June 2014
Visit of Mr Reinhard Koslitz of Didacta
On 26 June 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr Reinhard Koslitz, General Manager of Didacta Verband e.V. (German Association of the Education Industry) on its premises in Bonn.
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10 June 2014
Nigerian delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
As part of a TVET study visit to Germany, facilitated by GIZ and SOKRATES, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn welcomed a delegation of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) from Nigeria. (more)
10 June 2014
UNESCO and European Union launch a new network empowering youth in Southern Mediterranean region
On 5 June 2014, UNESCO launched the Project Networks of Mediterranean Youth at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. NET-MED Youth is an intersectoral three-year project funded by the European Union and covers ten countries from Eastern and Western Basins of the Mediterranean. (more)
9 June 2014
The German Minister of State, Prof Dr Maria Böhmer visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 2 June 2014, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC was honoured to welcome Prof Maria Böhmer, German Minister of State in the Foreign Office, to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
9 June 2014
Joint expert meeting on the recommendation concerning TVET and adult learning
On 27 and 28 May 2014, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning UIL, UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNESCO Section for TVET jointly organized an expert meeting on the Revision of the UNESCO Recommendations concerning Adult Learning and Education (ALE) and Technical and Vocational Education (TVE). (more)
28 May 2014
Representatives from UNEVOC Centre Colombia visit Bonn
On 27 May 2014, Mr José Gregorio Contreras Fernández and Ms Fabiola Mejía Barragán from the Escuela Tecnologica - Instituto Técnico Central (ETITC), a UNEVOC Centre in Colombia, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany. (more)
28 May 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC regional conference on youth transitions and network consolidation
From 20 to 22 May 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC in cooperation with the Botswana Qualifications Authority organized a conference on youth transitions and network consolidation in Gaborone, Botswana. (more)
27 May 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC in Action 2012-2013
This biennial report provides an overview of all activities undertaken by UNESCO-UNEVOC in 2012-2013. (more)
26 May 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC runs workshop on transition to adulthood at ITC-ILO Academy on Youth Development
On 21 May 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC delivered an elective course on "Education for Youth" at the first edition of the Academy on Youth Development, which is taking place from 19 to 30 May 2014 in Turin, Italy. (more)
8 May 2014
Capacity development for skills development in the water and wastewater sector
UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the International Trade Fair on Water organized in Munich, Germany from 5 to 7 May 2014 with the aim to enable the development of new perspectives in TVET for water sustainability and the water-energy connection. (more)
5 May 2014
Virtual conference on vocational pedagogy
UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a virtual conference from 12 to 26 May 2014 on the UNEVOC e-Forum. Moderated by Professor Bill Lucas, the virtual conference explored what vocational pedagogy is, why it matters and how we can put it into practice. (more)
2 May 2014
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 26
Read more about our activities and events in the period December-April in the UNEVOC Bulletin, available in all 6 UN languages. (more)
2 May 2014
GIZ interns visit UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany
On 25 April 2014, interns of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed four interns from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises. (more)
24 April 2014
Regional TVET Conference on ensuring TVET quality
Organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the regional TVET Conference 2014, “Ensuring TVET Quality – Preparing for AEC 2015” provided a platform to exchange thoughts on good practices in TVET and on forthcoming opportunities created by ASEAN. (more)
16 April 2014
Flipping the switch to solve youth unemployment in Europe
What are the skills and competencies needed from a young person to be successful in finding a job? This was among the key questions during the Europe Youth to Business Forum: Flipping the Switch to Solve Youth Unemployment in Europe, organized by AIESEC on 7 April 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. (more)
14 April 2014
UNEVOC Centre in focus: National Institute of Apprenticeship, Costa Rica
This issue’s “UNEVOC Centre in focus” is the National Institute of Apprenticeship (Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje, INA). The INA is an institute for technical training and skills development and also the coordinator of the Latin American cluster. (more)
14 April 2014
Behind the screen: discovering the World TVET Database
The World Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Database is part of our online services where you can currently find 50 country reports. In this interview, the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Database team, Katerina, Kamal and Curie, explain how this service works, and its usefulness for anyone interested in TVET. (more)
3 April 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in ASEM expert seminar on dual study programmes
On 31 March and 1 April 2014, Ms Ken Barrientos, Programme Officer at UNESCO-UNEVOC, participated in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) expert seminar on “Dual study programmes - A strategy to expand opportunities for ASEM youth”. (more)
21 March 2014
Special Virtual Conference: Revising the 2001 Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education
This Special Virtual Conference, held on the e-Forum from 1 to 14 April 2014, is organized as part of UNESCO’s work on revising the 2001 Revised Recommendation concerning TVE and seeks to consult stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of TVET systems, policies and programmes. (more)
21 March 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC at Global Education and Skills Forum
The second annual Global Education and Skills Forum was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 14 to 17 March 2014. Organized by UNESCO and the UAE Ministry of Education, GEMS Education, the Varkey GEMS Foundation and Dubai Cares the forum aimed at providing a platform for exchange between representatives of government, leading non-governmental organizations and business. (more)
21 March 2014
Just published: Shanghai Update 2
The second issue of the Shanghai Update is published! This newsletter gives an overview of the activities undertaken by UNESCO and UNEVOC to respond to the recommendations that were made to UNESCO by its Member States in Shanghai. (more)
13 March 2014
Sharing of experiences between UNESCO-UNEVOC and BIBB
Over a brown bag seminar on 13 March 2014 at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB) in Bonn, Ms Dagmar Winzier and Ms Uta Roth presented their work at UNESCO-UNEVOC to BiBB staff members. (more)
12 March 2014
Meeting report of the Arab States Regional Expert Meeting
Meeting report on the Regional Expert Meeting (19-21 November 2013, Beirut, Lebanon) on Promising Practices in TVET and Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States is now available online (more)
12 March 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomes delegation from Myanmar to UN Campus
On 11 March 2014, Shyamal Majumdar and his team welcomed a delegation from Myanmar led by the Minister of the President’s Office of Myanmar, HE Tin Naing Thein, to the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises. (more)
3 March 2014
Meeting report of the Africa Regional Forum
Meeting report of the Africa Regional Forum (17-18 September 2013, Abuja, Nigeria) on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development now available online (more)
28 February 2014
Meeting report of the Europe, CIS and North America Forum
Meeting report of the Europe, CIS and North America Regional Forum on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development (28-30 October 2013, Moscow, Russian Federation) now available online (more)
20 February 2014
Delegation from HRD Korea visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 19 February 2014, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr Kweon, Tae Seung, Director, Bureau of Skills Development Policy, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Dr. Eom, Jun-Chel, Executive Director HRD Korea, and Ms. Park, Sung-Hee, Manager, International Cooperation HRD Korea to its premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
20 February 2014
UNESCO Expert Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development
To identify the main challenges that climate change poses to education systems in the Asia and Pacific region and to explore the role that education can play in adaptation and mitigation to climate change, international experts convened in Manila, Philippines from 10 to 12 February 2014. (more)
17 February 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in Green Skills Forum 2014
Organized by OECD and CEDEFOP, the second Green Skills Forum held in Paris, France, on 14 February 2014 brought brought together over 90 experts, researchers, economists, government advisers, employment and policy analysts and social partners to explore the links between skills and knowledge needs and inclusive green growth (more)
14 February 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2014 in Bonn
The EFA Global Monitoring Report on ‘Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all’ was launched in Germany on 13 February 2014 at the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (more)
12 February 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC colleagues visit Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology
On Friday 7 February, UNESCO-UNEVOC colleagues visited the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) in St Augustin close to Bonn. (more)
4 February 2014
Representatives of Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 3 February, Mr Günther Szogs, and Prof. Dr. Winfried Sommer visited UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany. (more)
31 January 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits UN Campus in Bonn
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon, visited the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, on 31 January 2014. (more)
29 January 2014
Students from University of Marburg visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 29 January 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed students from the Master course Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Marburg (Germany), to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn. (more)
29 January 2014
Representatives from UNEVOC Centre Saudi Arabia visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
The team of UNESCO-UNEVOC was honoured to welcome Dr. Abbes Sebihi, Vice Dean of Yanbu College of Applied Technology (Saudi Arabia) and Prof. Dr. Erwin Seyfried, Berlin School of Economic and Law, to the UNEVOC premises on 29 January 2014. (more)
24 January 2014
Nigerian Delegation visiting UNEVOC
As part of a jointly organized study visit to Germany between NBTE and the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Nigerian Delegation was received at UNEVOC’s premises to learn about UNEVOC’s portfolio. (more)
15 January 2014
Students from the University of Koblenz visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Monday 13 January 2014, a student group accompanied by Prof. Henning Pätzold from the University of Koblenz visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
10 January 2014
National Institute of Employment and Professional Formation, Uruguay, joins the UNEVOC Network
In December 2013, the National Institute of Employment and Professional Formation (INEFOP), Uruguay, joined the UNEVOC Network. INEFOP acts in the field of employment and vocational training in the private sector. (more)
25 December 2013
Set of policy recommendations to meet skills needs for green jobs
This document, jointly prepared by members of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IWG) on Greening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Skills Development, presents a set of policy recommendations in response to a request from the G20 Development Working Group on the Human Resources Development (HRD) Pillar. (more)
23 December 2013
Expert meeting on TVET teacher education in Southeast Asia
From 25 to 28 December, an expert meeting was organized by SEAMEO VOCTECH with the support of UNESCO-UNEVOC and Rajabhat Universities Network. (more)
20 December 2013
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 25
Read more about our activities and events in the period August-November in the UNEVOC Bulletin, available in all 6 UN languages. (more)
20 December 2013
Follow-up visit to Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
On 10 December 2013 three UNEVOC staff members, Alix Wurdak, Lisa Freiburg and Uta Roth, and three UNEVOC interns visited the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn (more)
19 December 2013
Meeting report of the Latin America and the Caribbean Forum
Meeting report of the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Forum on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development (27-28 August 2013, San José, Costa Rica) now available online in English and Spanish (more)
16 December 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC organizes workshop for the Bonn International Model United Nations (BIMUN) participants
On 06 December 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a post-conference workshop for students from the Bonn International Model United Nations (BIMUN) conference, which took place from 1 to 5 December 2013 in Bonn, Germany. (more)
16 December 2013
Meeting report of the Asia and Pacific Regional Forum
Meeting report of the Asia and Pacific Regional Forum on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development (4-6 September 2013, Seoul, Republic of Korea) now available online (more)
9 December 2013
Just published: e-Forum synthesis report on tackling youth unemployment through TVET
From 25 June to 9 July 2013, over 300 participants from 80 countries gathered on the UNEVOC e-Forum to discuss how TVET can address growing numbers of youth unemployment. TVET experts, policy makers, researchers, practitioners and most importantly young students and graduates joined the discussion. (more)
6 December 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomes Omnia from Finland
On 6 December 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC was pleased to welcome Ms Mervi Jansson and Mr Tapio Siukonen of Omnia from Finland to the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises. (more)
3 December 2013
Regional Forum on Status of TVET in the SADC Region
Based on the findings of a regional study conducted by UNESCO on the Status of TVET in the SADC Region, representatives of the SADC Member States convened in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 25 to 29 November 2013 to discuss the progress of actions undertaken to reform their countries’ TVET systems since the assessment. (more)
30 November 2013
Representative of Sequa visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 29 November 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Dr. Roland Strohmeyer, Project Director at Sequa, to the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises. (more)
29 November 2013
World TVET Database reaches 50 country reports
The World Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Database is an online repository developed by UNESCO-UNEVOC. It provides concise, reliable and up-to-date information on TVET systems worldwide in one single place. New country reports are regularly added to the database. (more)
29 November 2013
Shyamal Majumdar speaks at VTEC MENA 2013 in United Arab Emirates
From 25 to 27 November 2013, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, travelled to United Arab Emirates to participate in VTEC MENA 2013 and visit a number of TVET institutions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (more)
29 November 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC joined a conference for UN Agencies and Horizon 2020: Research Interests and Partnering
On Thursday 28 November, UNESCO-UNEVOC joined a conference for "UN Agencies and Horizon 2020: Research Interests and Partnering" organized by Euro Consult Research and Education at the Bonn University Club. (more)
28 November 2013
Delegation from Liberia visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Monday 25 November 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr Khalipha Bility, Deputy Minister of Education, Mr Wolfgang Zagel, President of Helog Academy, and Ms Mamaka Bility, President of MedLife Liberia, from Liberia to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
27 November 2013
Regional Expert Meeting in Beirut highlights opportunities for online networking to improve TVET in the region
The three-day meeting on Promising Practices in TVET and Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States held in Beirut demonstrated the willingness of different institutions to work closely together in tackling common issues in TVET. (more)
20 November 2013
Australia Delegation and GIZ Regional Cooperation Platform Director visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Friday 15 November 2013, a delegation from Australia and the GIZ Regional Cooperation Platform (RCP) Secretariat visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
13 November 2013
Professionalization and Modernization in initial and in-service Training of TVET Personnel in ASEAN
GIZ, in collaboration with UNESCO-UNEVOC, OVEC THAILAND and HRD Korea, organized an International TVET Experts Meeting on Professionalization and Modernization in initial and in-service Training of TVET Personnel in ASEAN from 6-8 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. (more)
12 November 2013
Regional Expert Meeting on Promising Practices in TVET and Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States
Under the patronage of H.E. Professor Hassan Diab, Minister of Education and Higher Education, UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNESCO-Beirut are jointly organizing a Regional Expert Meeting on Promising Practices in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States in Beirut, Lebanon from 19 to 21 November 2013. (more)
12 November 2013
Representatives from University of Bremen visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Tuesday 12 November 2013, Mr Michael Gessler, Mr Ludger Deitmer and Mr Pekka Kamarainen from the Institute Technology and Education (Institut Technik und Bildung, ITB), at the University of Bremen, visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
6 November 2013
Delegation from Botswana visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Tuesday 4 November 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed a delegation, Ms Grace Muzila (Permanent Secretary) and Mr Ralecha Mmatli (Project Officer of TVET Revitalisation), from Botswana’s Ministry of Education and Skills Development. (more)
31 October 2013
Sharing international experience is focus on second day of Moscow-hosted TVET forum
Experience from outside UNESCO-UNEVOC Regional Forum Europe and North America network enriches work of penultimate meeting ahead of next year's global forum in Bonn. (more)
31 October 2013
GIZ representatives visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 30 October 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed four GIZ interns to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
29 October 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC Internship flyer 2013
This flyer provides information on opportunities for undertaking internships at the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
29 October 2013
Conference on rural skills development through ICT
From 25 to 26 October 2013, INRULED in collaboration with UNESCO-UNEVOC, Chengdu Municipal Education Bureau, and Dujiangyan Municipal Government organized a conference on rural skills development through Information Communication Technologies (ICT). (more)
29 October 2013
'Powerhouse of Knowledge' comes to Moscow as TVET focus gets underway
UNESCO-UNEVOC Regional Forum Europe, CIS and North America brings more than 100 delegates together to tackle greening TVET, meeting the challenges of youth unemployment and harmonizing international policy and practice.

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22 October 2013
International TVET focus comes to Moscow
The UNESCO-UNEVOC Forum on Europe, CIS and North America will highlight youth employment, sustainable development and regional cooperation (more)
22 October 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates UN Day in Bonn
On Saturday 19 October 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC joined the United Nations Day celebration on the Market Square in Bonn, Germany. (more)
21 October 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference on greening TVET
From 12 to 26 November 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing the second virtual conference on Greening TVET on the UNEVOC e-Forum. Moderated by Dr Julia Kastrup, the discussions will focus on clarifying how to support processes of Greening TVET and sustainable development in policy and practice, with an emphasis on qualifications needs and implementation strategies. (more)
18 October 2013
Representatives from Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Wednesday 16 October 2013, Mr Markus Linten, Ms Sabine Prüstel and Mr Christian Woll from the Publication Management and Library section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
10 October 2013
New UNEVOC Network Member: Jet Education Services, South Africa
In 2012, representatives from Jet Education Services visited UNESCO-UNEVOC as part of a study tour to Germany. The organization’s application to become a UNEVOC Centre was strongly endorsed by the South African Commission for UNESCO. (more)
10 October 2013
Africa Regional Forum on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education, Centre of Excellence in TVET (NBTE) , organized a Regional Forum on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development from 17 to 18 September 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria. (more)
8 October 2013
The Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Monday 7 October 2013, the Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ms Schwall-Düren, and her staff visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
7 October 2013
Validation workshop on the study of policies and practices on TVET Teachers and Instructors in the Arab Region
On the occasion of World Teachers Day, TVET experts and representatives from ten Arab States convened at UNESCO HQ in Paris to discuss the preliminary findings of a regional study that aims to provide a framework for comparison of prevailing practices in TVET teacher education. (more)
4 October 2013
Representatives from Connected Schools and Teach a Man to Fish visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Tuesday 17 September 2013, Mr Pascal Mabille (France), Head of Connected Schools, and Mr Nik Kafka (United Kingdom), Managing Director of Teach a Man to Fish, visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
26 September 2013
Engagement Global and German ESD Agency visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
The visitors came to discuss joint activities in the area of green skills and internationalization of TVET with respect to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. (more)
20 September 2013
Representatives from the Kings Group and Festo Didactic visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 19 September 2013, representatives from King's Group and Festo Didactic visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn. (more)
18 September 2013
Omnia Finland joins the UNEVOC Network
In September 2013, Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo Region in Finland joined the UNEVOC Network. With nearly 10 000 students and 700 staff, Omnia is one of Finland´s largest vocational institutes. (more)
17 September 2013
German Federal President visits UN Campus in Bonn
On 12 September 2013, the UN Heads of Agencies and staff based in Germany were honoured to welcome the German Federal President, Joachim Gauck, to the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. (more)
10 September 2013
Delegation from Southeast Asia visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Friday 30 August 2013, a delegation from the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Indonesia, and Vietnam visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre at its premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
9 September 2013
Asia and Pacific Regional Forum on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development
UNESCO-UNEVOC in collaboration with KRIVET and GIZ organized a Regional Forum on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development targeting Asia and the Pacific from 4 to 6 September 2013 (more)
5 September 2013
Regional Forum on Greening TVET and Youth Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA, Costa Rica), organized a Regional Forum on Transforming TVET in San José, Costa Rica (more)
31 August 2013
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 24
Read more about our activities and events in the period April-July in the UNEVOC bulletin! (more)
27 August 2013
Strengthening regional harmonization for the transformation of TVET
To strengthen global and regional harmonization for the advancement of TVET transformation through the capacities of UNEVOC's unique global Network of specialized TVET institutions and affiliated partners, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre is organizing a series of meetings to be held in all regions of the world.
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13 August 2013
Just published: Revisiting global trends in TVET. Reflections on theory and practice
The essays presented in this e-publication are complementary to the UNESCO forthcoming volume on global TVET trends and issues in UNESCO’s new Education on the Move series and cover a wide range of current practices, ideas and debates in the field of TVET. (more)
13 August 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC meets with young leaders during Malala Day in New York
On 12 July 2013, Katerina Ananiadou, Programme Specialist at UNESCO-UNEVOC spoke to young leaders about the role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in tackling youth unemployment. (more)
13 August 2013
German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety visits UNSECO-UNEVOC
On Monday 12 August 2013, two representatives of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
12 August 2013
Skills for inclusive and sustainable development in Botswana
From 27 July to 05 August 2013 and under the kind invitation of the Republic of Botswana, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and Ms Mmantsetsa Marope, Director of the Division for Basic Learning and Skills Development at UNESCO, undertook an exploratory mission to Gaborone, Botswana. (more)
12 August 2013
New country reports in World TVET Database
Country reports on Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Turkey and United Arab Emirates have just been added to the World TVET Database
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7 August 2013
Delegation from Central Asia visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 6 August 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed a delegation from Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan who visited the International Centre as part of the GIZ regional programme professional education and training in Central Asia. (more)
2 August 2013
Water technicians – the hidden champions? Conference during WorldSkills Leipzig
In parallel to the skills competitions during WorldSkills in Leipzig, UNESCO-UNEVOC was also a partner to a number of conferences and lectures. On Thursday 4 July, the German Water and Wastewater Association (DWA) organized a one-day conference on “Water technicians – the hidden champions?” (more)
30 July 2013
Synthesis report on e-Forum virtual conference on ICTs for TVET
This report summarizes the discussions that were held during the e-Forum virtual conference on the implications of the ICT revolution for TVET, moderated by Nik Kafka from Teach A Man To Fish (more)
25 July 2013
When TVET takes center stage - WorldSkills Leipzig 2013
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre participated in WorldSkills for the first time, and co-organized a number of activities during the event together with representatives of UNEVOC Centres from all over the world. (more)
24 July 2013
UNEVOC Network Members present innovative uses of ICT in TVET
At WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 four UNEVOC Centres from Brazil, the Philippines and Germany presented activities in the Global Skills Marketplace. (more)
18 July 2013
Shanghai Update: Follow-up on the Third International TVET Congress
One year ago, TVET experts from all over the world came to the Third International Congress on TVET in Shanghai, China, to discuss the transformation of TVET. To update on the progress made after one year, the UNESCO Section for TVET and UNESCO-UNEVOC has published the first issue of the ‘Shanghai Update’ newsletter.
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16 July 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends iMOVE India Network
On 10 July 2013, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, has attended iMove Network India in Dresden, Germany. (more)
12 July 2013
UNESCO and young leaders tackle youth unemployment through education on Malala Day
Convening at the United Nations in New York on 12 July 2013 in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative, Katerina Ananiadou, Programme Specialist at UNESCO-UNEVOC will speak to young leaders about the role of TVET in tackling youth unemployment. (more)
11 July 2013
Representative from Israel visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Thursday 11 July 2013, Ms Tami Tevet-Stayerman from the Galilee Centre for Industrial Training in Lavon, Israel, visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
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2 July 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in high-level policy dialogue on education and socio-economic development
On 18 June 2013, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, has joined 50 representatives from various ministries, international development agencies and the private sector in Vientiane, People’s Democratic Republic of Lao, to identify future education policy directions of Lao PDR.
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1 July 2013
Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC presents at ACCC Annual Conference
From 1 to 3 June 2013, and on the occasion of the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, held a key note speech in the framework of the discussion focusing on Transforming Peoples and Communities.
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1 July 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC hosts workshop on skills for sustainable growth through networking
On 17 June 2013, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre hosted a workshop titled “Skills for sustainable growth through networking” at the Global Media Forum 2013 in Bonn, Germany. (more)
28 June 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC at WorldSkills 2013
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is present at a number of events, workshops and conferences at the 42nd WorldSkills Competition 2013, from 1 to 7 July 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. (more)
20 June 2013
Director of German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Thursday, 13 June 2013, Professor Matthias Pilz and Director of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (GREAT), University of Cologne) visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre at the its premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
12 June 2013
Visit of GIZ Innovation Prize holders to UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
On 6 June, 2013 the GIZ Innovation Prize holders have come together to visit the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET at the UN Premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
11 June 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference on tackling youth unemployment through TVET
The virtual conference will take place from 25 June to 9 July 2013 on the UNEVOC e-Forum, and will be moderated by Dr Gita Subrahmanyam, Research Associate with the London School of Economics Public Policy Group and a Senior Consultant at the African Development Bank. (more)
7 June 2013
Memorandum of Agreement of future collaboration between UNESCO-UNEVOC and BIBB
On 28 May 2013 a ‘’Memorandum of Agreement’’ has been signed by UNESCO and Professor Dr Weiss on behalf of the President of the BIBB. (more)
31 May 2013
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 23
Now also available in Arabic, Chinese and Russian! (more)
30 May 2013
Skills for sustainable growth through networking
UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing a workshop on skills for sustainable growth through networking at this year’s Global Media Forum
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28 May 2013
Are you ready for TVET?
See for yourself on UNESCO-UNEVOC's YouTube channel! (more)
27 May 2013
Representatives of Don Bosco Mondo meet UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 22 May 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr. Christian Osterhaus, Managing Director at Don Bosco Mondo, and his colleagues Mrs. Silvia Cromm and Roland Strux to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
23 May 2013
Representative from FICCI visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 17 May 2013, Ms Kamini Issar-Ernst, Senior Director (Germany) at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre. (more)
16 May 2013
Representatives from Felix-Fechenbach-Berufskolleg visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 14 May 2013, Norbert Fuhrmann and Karen Deisberg from the Felix-Fechenbach-Berufskolleg in Detmold, Germany, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to discuss potential areas of collaboration, particularly in the area of teacher training.
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13 May 2013
Representative of Deutsche Post DHL visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 13 May 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC was pleased to welcome Mr Ralf Dürrwang, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at Deutsche Post DHL to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn. (more)
13 May 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends conference on cooperation for sustainable development
From 13 to 14 May 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in a conference on 'Improving the mechanisms of cooperation between UNESCO ASPnet, UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs and UNEVOC Centres for Sustainable Development: Challenges, Projects, Prospects'. (more)
3 May 2013
International Forum on new trends in water-related capacity development
On the occasion of Wasser Berlin 2013, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, in collaboration with the UNW-DPC organized a session entitled "Adding Value in Water-Related Capacity Development" during the international forum focusing on new trends in water-related capacity development" on 25 April 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (more)
2 May 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference on ICT and TVET
From 14 to 28 May 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing a virtual conference on ICT and TVET on the UNEVOC e-Forum (more)
26 April 2013
Consultation workshop on the regional plan of action 2013 for Europe
On 17 April 2013 UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a Consultation Workshop on the Regional Plan of Action 2013 for Europe in Bonn, Germany. (more)
23 April 2013
Booklet on Skills Challenges in the Water and Wastewater Industry
In partnership with the DWA (Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall), UNESCO-UNEVOC has published the booklet, “Skills Challenges in the Water and Wastewater Industry: Contemporary Issues and Practical Approaches in TVET”. (more)
22 April 2013
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 23
Read more about our activities and events in the period December-March in the UNEVOC bulletin! (more)
19 April 2013
Regional synthesis report of component II of the project on entrepreneurship education in the Arab States
The UNEVOC-UNESCO International Centre in cooperation with the Regional Bureau for Education-Beirut has published the regional synthesis report on component II of the regional project on entrepreneurship education in the Arab States (2009-2012). (more)
16 April 2013
Representatives from Lucas Nülle GmbH visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 16 April 2013, Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, welcomed Mr Wörner and Mr Hagmann from Lucas Nülle GmbH to the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
12 April 2013
Global Innovators 2013: Leading and Learning in Technical and Vocational Education
From 4 to 7 April 201, the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, a UNEVOC Centre, in partnership with UNESCO-UNEVOC, UNESCO Doha Office and Qatar Petroleum, organized Global Innovators 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar. (more)
24 March 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC organizes consultation workshop on regional plan of action 2013
From 18 to 21 March 2013, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre organized a consultation workshop on the "Regional Plan of Action 2013" at the Centre’s premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
22 March 2013
New UNEVOC Network Member in Paraguay
In February 2013, the Fundación Paraguaya joined the UNEVOC Network. (more)
20 March 2013
Transforming TVET - from idea to action. One decade of UNESCO-UNEVOC
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its establishment in Bonn in 2002, UNESCO-UNEVOC published a brochure retracing its activities over the last decade. The brochure is now also available in French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. (more)
18 March 2013
Just published: Meeting report of the 2012 International Forum
The meeting report of the International Forum on ‘the role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future’ (14-16 November 2012, Bonn, Germany) is now available online. (more)
18 March 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC official partner of Global Innovators 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC is glad to announce a partnership with College of the North Atlantic -Qatar in the organizing of Global Innovators 2013, to be held from 4 to 7 April 2013 in Doha, Qatar. (more)
15 March 2013
Representative from UNEVOC Centre in Jamaica visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 15 March 2013, Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, welcomed Dr Simon Yalams from the University of Technology (UTech), UNEVOC Centre in Jamaica, to the Centre’s premise in Bonn, Germany. (more)
8 March 2013
Synthesis report on greening TVET for sustainable development
This report summarizes the discussions that were held during the e-Forum online conference, moderated by Mr Kai Gleissner (more)
6 March 2013
Interagency working group on greening TVET meets to discuss post-DESD framework
On 6 March 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC attended the second meeting of the interagency working group (IWG) on greening TVET and skills development via video conference. (more)
5 March 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC and its Global Network
This flyer briefly describes the UNEVOC Network and the roles of UNEVOC Centres and provides information about how an institution can become a UNEVOC Centre. (more)
25 February 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in workshop on “Policies and Practices on TVET Teachers and Instructors in the Arab Region”
From 20 to 21 February, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, travelled to Paris to contribute to the workshop on “Policies and Practices on TVET Teachers and Instructors in the Arab Region”. (more)
20 February 2013
TVET expert from South Africa visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 19 February 2013 UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Dr Andre Kraak, an independent education research consultant from South Africa. (more)
15 February 2013
Germany’s Minister of State in the Foreign Office extends strong support to UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 14 February 2013, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, was invited to Berlin to meet Germany’s Minister of State in the Foreign Office, Ms Cornelia Pieper. (more)
7 February 2013
Representatives of the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 6 February 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr Matthias Wichmann and Mr Aru David from the Asia Society for Social Improvement & Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) to the premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
25 January 2013
UNV Executive Coordinator visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 25 January 2013, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, was honoured to welcome Mr Richard Dictus, the new United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Executive Coordinator, to the Centres’ premises. (more)
24 January 2013
Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education: e-discussion on Global Citizenship, Jobs and Skills
From 23 January to 6 February 2013, an e-discussion on the topic of global citizenship, jobs and skills is taking place, co-convened by UNICEF and UNESCO. (more)
22 December 2012
Transforming TVET - 10 years of UNEVOC
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training celebrates the 10th anniversary of its establishment in Bonn, Germany. This presentation gives a brief overview of the aims, the actions and the themes UNESCO-UNEVOC advocates for. (more)
20 December 2012
Chinese delegates visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 17 December 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC had the pleasure of hosting the visit of eight delegates from Chinese Council of Private Higher Education specialized in the field of vocational education in the Centre’s premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
20 December 2012
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 22
Read more about our activities and events in the period September-December in the UNEVOC bulletin, available in all UN languages (more)
19 December 2012
Expert workshop on the World TVET Database
Representatives of the UNEVOC team, UNEVOC centres in the Netherlands, Germany and Norway and partner agencies joined together to discuss, evaluate and provide feedback on the future development of the World TVET Database. (more)
18 December 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC organizes workshop for BIMUN participants
On 14 December 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC held a post-conference workshop for students from the Bonn International Model United Nations (BIMUN) conference. (more)
17 December 2012
Regional workshop on entrepreneurship education in Kingdom of Bahrain
The workshop, held from 10 to 12 December 2012, was organized to enhance cooperation between Arab countries, and to share experiences on policies and programmes for the integration of entrepreneurship education in both secondary education and TVET. (more)
16 December 2012
Representative from J.P. Morgan visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 10 December 2012, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre welcomed Ms Christen Chen, Community Relations Associate from J.P. Morgan Hong Kong, to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
10 December 2012
Students from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 6 December 2012, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed students from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) to the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
10 December 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC extends support to a regional training programme for principals in Asia-Pacific
From 3 to 7 December 2012, Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and in collaboration with UNESCO-UNEVOC, held a regional training programme for principals and government officials at the ITE College West in Singapore. (more)
7 December 2012
Just published: Transforming TVET - from idea to action. One decade of UNESCO-UNEVOC
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its establishment in Bonn in 2002, UNESCO-UNEVOC published a brochure retracing its activities over the last decade. (more)
6 December 2012
Regional expert meeting on vocationalisation of secondary education
The expert meeting, held from 3 to 4 December 2012, discussed the trends of TVET provision at the secondary level and provided the opportunity to exchange practices and lessons learned from a number of countries. (more)
5 December 2012
Delegates from Peru visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 4 December 2012, the team of UNESCO-UNEOVC welcomed fifteen delegates from Peru specialized in the field of vocational education in the water sector to the Centre’s premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
4 December 2012
UNEVOC participates in workshop on TVET for Hospitality and Tourism
From 20 to 21 November 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Workshop on Technical and Vocational Education and Training- “TVET for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector” in Vienna, Austria. (more)
28 November 2012
Indian delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 27 November 2012, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed four representatives from the Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI, Kolkata, India) to the Centre’s premises in Bonn, Germany. (more)
26 November 2012
Representatives of EUROPEN visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 21 November 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar welcomed representatives from the PEN International Worldwide Practice Enterprises Network (EUROPEN) to the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany. (more)
22 November 2012
The role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future
From 14 to 16 November 2012, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre organized an International Forum on ‘the role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future’ in Bonn, Germany. (more)
22 November 2012
Meeting Report: Consultation Meeting of UNEVOC Cluster Coordinators
This report provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that were discussed during the three-day meeting for Cluster Coordinators of the UNEVOC Network, which took place from 12 to 14 September 2012 in Bonn, Germany (more)
15 November 2012
TVET as the key to sustainable development
On Day 1 of the International Forum on the role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future, over 100 delegates from over 50 countries gathered to share their knowledge and commitment to TVET development worldwide. (more)
31 October 2012
The role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future
From 14-16 November 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing an International Forum on the role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future (more)
30 October 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates UN Day in Bonn
On 20 October 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC joined the United Nations Day celebration on the Market Square in Bonn, Germany. (more)
30 October 2012
New UNEVOC Network member: Association of Canadian Community Colleges
In October 2012, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) joined the UNEVOC Network. It is the third UNEVOC Centre in Canada. (more)
22 October 2012
Launch of 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report on Youth and Skills
Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and his team attended the launch organized by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn, Germany (more)
22 October 2012
Regional TVET-Conference in Viet Nam: TVET Quality Breakthrough
On 10 and 11 October 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, attended the Regional TVET-Conference held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, to discuss how to upgrade the quality of TVET in Southeast Asian countries.
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11 October 2012
Representatives from JET Education Services visit UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
On 9 October 2012, the UNESCO-UNEVOC team welcomed two representatives from the JET Education Services, a non-governmental organization from South Africa, to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
9 October 2012
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 21
Read more about our activities and events in the period June-August in the UNEVOC bulletin. Now also available in the Arabic, Chinese and Russian language. (more)
9 October 2012
Synthesis report on TVET teacher education
This report summarizes the discussions that were held during the e-Forum online conference, moderated by Prof Masriam Bukit, on TVET teacher education.
(more)
8 October 2012
Greening TVET for sustainable development: UNEVOC virtual conference
The moderator-driven discussion took place from 22 October to 2 November 2012 on the UNEVOC e-Forum. The topic of the discussion was ‘Greening TVET for sustainable development’. (more)
20 September 2012
Meeting of Coordinators of UNEVOC Network Cluster Centres
The meeting provided an excellent opportunity for the International Centre and the Network members to discuss the potential and strengths of the global Network. (more)
30 August 2012
Upcoming: Meeting of Coordinators of UNEVOC Network Cluster Centres
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn is organizing a meeting of Coordinators of UNEVOC Network Cluster Centres at the International Centre in Bonn, Germany from 12 to 14 September 2012. (more)
24 August 2012
Representatives from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 23 August 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, welcomed Professor Jürgen Bode, Professor Günter Klein, Tim Stoffel and Henry Ajathi from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
21 August 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC interns take part in study visit exchange programme
The aim of the two-day exchange programme was to share knowledge and improve the understanding of the partnership between DWA and UNEVOC in the field of TVET for water and wastewater industry. (more)
16 August 2012
Deputy Director of UNESCO-UIL visits UNEVOC
On 16 August 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, welcomed Ms Carolyn Medel-Añonuevo, Deputy Director and Programme Coordinator at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
9 August 2012
Representative from UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 9 August 2012, Dr Claudia Hiepe from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to explore common areas of work and discuss potential ways to further strengthen the collaboration. (more)
8 August 2012
New country reports in World TVET Database
The World TVET Database, launched in May 2012, provides concise, reliable and up-to-date information on countries’ TVET systems around the world. Ten new country reports have now been added to the database. (more)
2 August 2012
Ambassador of India visits UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
On 2 August 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, was honoured to welcome the Ambassador of India to Germany, Mrs H.E. Mrs Sujatha Singh, to the UNEVOC premises. (more)
26 July 2012
Capacity Building for Education for All: TVET scoping mission to Liberia
The mission was organized following the inclusion of Liberia on the list of priority countries to benefit from the CapEFA programme, with a particular focus on TVET. (more)
20 July 2012
Representatives from University of Toronto and University of Bonn visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the possibilities of collaborating in the areas of internships in general and the establishment of a common internship programme. (more)
18 July 2012
Representatives from Ford visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
The visit provided an excellent opportunity for UNESCO-UNEVOC to learn more about the German dual system and the way this is implemented at Ford. (more)
13 July 2012
New UNEVOC Network member in Nigeria: NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET
The National Board for Technical Education Centre of Excellence for TVET is the third UNEVOC Centre in Nigeria. (more)
13 July 2012
Ms Elfi Klumpp from WorldSkills Germany visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
Following UNEVOC’s participation at a seminar on during environment week in Berlin, Mr Majumdar was honoured to welcome Ms Klumpp to UNESCO-UNEVOC on 13 July 2012 (more)
12 July 2012
Capacity Building Regional Workshop for UNEVOC Centres in the Arab States
The meeting was organized in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States, the UNESCO Office in Amman and the National Center for Human Resources Development Jordan (NCHRD). (more)
10 July 2012
Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States - Component II
As part of Component II of the project ‘Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States’ Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco have undertaken activities to incorporate entrepreneurship education (EPE) in their education systems. (more)
9 July 2012
First UNEVOC Network Member in Afghanistan
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is now represented in the UNEVOC Network with the creation of the first UNEVOC Centre in the country, the Deputy Ministry of TVET in the Ministry of Education (DM-TVET, MoE). (more)
9 July 2012
Synthesis report on TVET in post-conflict and post-disaster situations
This report summarizes the discussions that were held during the e-Forum online conference, moderated by Karina Veal, on TVET in post-conflict and post-disaster situations (16-30 April 2012). (more)
29 June 2012
Is green development a contradiction or an opportunity? The skills perspective
On 25 June 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a workshop at this year’s Global Media Forum on “Green development - a contradiction or an opportunity”? (more)
29 June 2012
UNEVOC in Action 2010-2011
This biennial report reports on UNESCO-UNEVOC's activities in 2010-2011. (more)
22 June 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC hosts lecture by Dr Madlen Serban from the European Training Foundation
On 21 June 2012, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre hosted a lecture, organized by BIBB (German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training) at its premises in Bonn. Germany. (more)
21 June 2012
New UNEVOC Network Member: Ecole Polytechnique of Niamey
The Ecole Polytechnique of Niamey (EPN) is the third UNEVOC Centre in Niger. (more)
20 June 2012
Just published: School-to-Work Transition Information Bases
This booklet is the result of a regional thematic study which draws on country studies and presentations delivered at the UNESCO Synthesis Workshop on School-to-Work Transition Information Bases and the Role of the UNEVOC Network, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 23 to 26 August 2011. (more)
14 June 2012
UNEVOC online conference on TVET teacher education
From 25 June to 6 July 2012, the 3rd moderator-driven discussion will take place on the e-Forum. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Masriam Bukit. (more)
14 June 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC, BIBB, and Cert-IT explore collaboration on quality accreditation in VET
On 13 June 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, met with representatives from Cert IT and BIBB to explore possible collaboration quality accreditation in VET. (more)
11 June 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends Environment Week in Berlin
On 6 June 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar presented about green occupations on the occasion of Environment Week in Berlin (more)
31 May 2012
Secretary General of the Mongolia National Commission for UNESCO visits UNEVOC
On 30 May 2012, the Secretary-General of the Mongolia National Commission for UNESCO, Mr. Gundegmaa Jargalsaikhan, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC. (more)
30 May 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in German development cooperation event
On 25 May 2012, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) organized ‘Engagement fairbindet: Zukunftsentwickler 2012’. UNESCO-UNEVOC was represented at the United Nations booth where the Centre presented its work and recent activities. (more)
29 May 2012
Just published: UNEVOC Bulletin 20
UNESCO-UNEVOC has published its new bulletin.
Bulletin 20 is now available in all UN languages. (more)
22 May 2012
Building Skills for Work and Life, Shanghai, China, 13-16 May 2012
The Third International Congress on Transforming TVET provided a unique global platform to share knowledge and reflection on the future of TVET. The outcome document with recommendations of the Congress is now available. (more)
21 May 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC launches the World TVET Database
The World TVET Database is an online tool hosted by UNEVOC that provides concise, reliable and up-to-date information on technical and vocational education and training systems in countries worldwide. (more)
11 May 2012
Photo competition: Work has many faces
The winner's gallery of UNESCO-UNEVOC's photo competition is now online. Out of over a thousand contributions, 54 photographs were selected. They will be published in the 10th anniversary publication on the occasion of the establishment of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre. (more)
11 May 2012
UNEVOC at IFAT Entsorga Trade Fair in Munich, Germany, 7-11 May 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the IFAT Entsorga Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, that was held in Munich from 7 to 11 May 2012. With over 100,000 visitors from 180 countries, IFAT is the world’s largest trade fair for water and sanitation issues. (more)
5 May 2012
UNEVOC hosts lecture by Professor Amitabha Ghosh on engineering science
Prof. Amitabha Ghosh visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to deliver a lecture on “Impending Paradigm Shift in Engineering Science and the Third Industrial Revolution; Challenges of Technical Education with implications to developing countries”. (more)
4 May 2012
UNEVOC participates in Cedefop validation workshop on skills for a low carbon Europe
The workshop was held in the context of a Cedefop study on employment effects and policy implications for vocational education and training (VET) of the transition towards a more resource efficient and sustainable economy. (more)
1 May 2012
Upcoming: Building Skills for Work and Life, Shanghai, China, 13-16 May 2012
The Third International Congress is a major milestone for TVET and will provide a unique global platform to share knowledge and reflection on the future of TVET. (more)
24 April 2012
The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) visits UNEVOC
On 19 April 2012, UNEVOC welcomed Mr Young-Bum Park, the new President of UNESCO's Regional Centre of Excellence in TVET, at the Centre's premises. (more)
20 April 2012
First meeting of the interagency working group on greening TVET and skills development
On 10-11 April 2012, UNEVOC hosted the meeting at its premises in Bonn, Germany. The working group brings together eight international agencies and relevant stakeholders to address the sustainable development challenges which require coordinated action in the context of TVET (more)
19 April 2012
New UNEVOC Network Member in Jamaica
The University of Technology, Jamaica, joins the UNEVOC Network (more)
28 March 2012
The Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies joins the UNEVOC Network
The Institute is the fourth institution in the Russian Federation to join the UNEVOC Network. (more)
27 March 2012
TVET experts from Bulgaria visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
TVET experts from Bulgaria visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
23 March 2012
German Commission for UNESCO visits UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomes German Commission for UNESCO at the Centres premises on 22 March 2012 (more)
20 March 2012
Fostering Capacity Building in TVET and Skills Development in Afghanistan
UNEVOC hosts Experts' Meeting in Bonn, Germany, 12-16 March 2012 (more)
16 March 2012
UNEVOC Online conference on TVET in post-conflict and post-disaster situations
From 16-30 April 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC held the second moderated e-Forum discussion, in which more than 190 e-Forum members participated. The debate has been moderated by Ms Karina Veal. (more)
16 March 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC Photo Competition 2012
This competition is now closed for entries (more)
8 March 2012
Synthesis report on Women and TVET
This report summarizes the discussions that were held during the e-Forum online conference, moderated by Dr Helga Foster (more)
27 February 2012
2nd ASEM symposium on TVET and qualification frameworks
On 27 February 2012, Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, participated as inaugural speaker and chaired a technical session at the 2nd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) symposium held in Berlin, Germany. (more)
14 February 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC attends lecture on international workforce development
On 7 February, UNESCO-UNEVOC was invited to attend a lecture on international workforce development at BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training) (more)
8 February 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC on YouTube
Check out the new video about UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
7 February 2012

UN World Youth Report on youth employment (more)
7 February 2012
UNESCO-UNEVOC Photo Competition 2012
Work has many faces - show us what it looks like in your country! (more)
6 February 2012
Representative from SBFIC visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 31 January 2012, Ms. Nicole Brand from the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) visited UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
1 February 2012
Representatives of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development visit UNEVOC
On 30 January 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed representatives of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development at the Centre's premises (more)
20 January 2012
Interagency working group on entrepreneurship education meets at ILO Headquarters
UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNESCO HQ participate in the meeting through video conference (more)
9 January 2012
New UNEVOC Network Member: NCTTE, Sudan
The National Council for Technical and Technological Education in Sudan, joins the UNEVOC Network (more)
21 December 2011
Preparing TVET educators for the Next Generation (EDUCON 2011)
UNESCO-UNEVOC organises international conference on TVET teacher education, in collaboration with GIZ, CPSC, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (more)
13 December 2011
The role of UNEVOC Centres in furthering the 'African Union Second Decade of Education for Africa TVET Plan of Action'
Sub-regional consultation meeting of the UNEVOC Network in Africa, 13-16 December, in Nairobi, Kenya. (more)
11 December 2011
Regional workshop on ‘Making Adult Education and Training an Integral Part of a Lifelong Learning Strategy’, 29-30 November 201
UNEVOC participates in UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) workshop on adult education and lifelong learning (more)
8 December 2011
Annual symposium on geotourism at UNEVOC Centre, in Toronto, Canada
Head of UNEVOC Network on mission to Canada to visit UNEVOC Centre, from 27 November to 3 December 2011 (more)
22 November 2011
Germany’s Minister of State Ms. Cornelia Pieper visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 17 November, UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Germany’s Minister of State Ms. Cornelia Pieper at The Centre's premises (more)
17 November 2011

Dr. Müller-Solger visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
16 November 2011
International seminar on skills anticipation and matching
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in international seminar on skills anticipation and matching, in Athens, Greece.
(more)
14 November 2011
International Experts Meeting on Transforming TVET for Meeting the Challenges of the Green Economy
UNESCO-UNEVOC hosts International Experts Meeting in collaboration with GIZ and CPSC in Bonn, Germany (more)
3 November 2011
Representatives from INRULED in China visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
Prof Wang Zhigang, Director of INRULED (The International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education), and Prof. Wang Li, Deputy Director of INRULED visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
1 November 2011
New publication: Initiatives to foster Chinese TVET and TVET Teacher Training
China has been experiencing rapid economic development and the nature of work has also been changing. Its VET system needs to prepare students for new labour markets. This has changed the role of vocational teachers. This report examines the needs of the VET system in China and the implications for VET teachers, students and the governance of the system. (more)
24 October 2011

Representatives from GIZ and Edvance visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
19 October 2011
'Promoting effective skills policies and systems' workshop in the Caribbean region
UNEVOC participated in a workshop on TVET policy development in the Caribbean region, in Bridgetown, Barbados, 26-30 September 2011. (more)
7 October 2011

Professor Peter Kell from Charles Darwin University visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
22 September 2011
Conference on Innovations in the Environmental Sector
20-22 September 2011. UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in 4th European Conference on "Innovations in the Environmental Sector", and the European Conference "Competence Modelling for the Water Sector" (more)
16 September 2011
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in institution capacity building workshop
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) workshop on Institution Capacity Building in Ankara, Turkey, 8-9 September 2011. (more)
2 September 2011
Synthesis Workshop on School-to-Work Transition Information Bases
UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNESCO's regional office brought together national and international experts from selected Asian Countries in August 2011 in Bangkok (more)
15 August 2011
New publication: Vocational Learning - Innovative Theory and Practice
This book deals with the question what formal TVET can do to better address people in the informal sector. (more)
10 August 2011

Open Intl. Competition: International Study on skills formation for green development (more)
26 July 2011
Representatives from UNEVOC Centre in Malaysia visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
26-07-2011 Prof. Dr. Wahid Razzaly, Dean, and Prof. Dr. Sulaiman Yamin, Faculty of Technical Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia came to discuss possibilities for increased collaboration. (more)
20 July 2011
Representatives from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 19 July 2011, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, welcomed Mr Eckart Lilienthal and Mr Peter Thiele for discussions about enhanced collaboration. (more)
2 July 2011
UNEVOC Regional Network Meeting on TVET and ESD in the CIS
02-07-2011 This inaugurational meeting of the UNEVOC CIS Regional Network aimed to share knowledge and foster cooperation to enhance the role of TVET in the CIS and the Russian Federation. (more)
1 July 2011
Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
01-07-2011 The TVET experts came to Bonn to learn about the Centre’s work and to discuss potential areas for collaboration. (more)
25 June 2011
UNEVOC Network sub-regional consultation meeting in Ha long, Vietnam
25-06 2011 This meeting addressed how HIV/AIDS education can be mainstreamed into TVET. (more)
24 June 2011
60th anniversary of Germany’s membership in UNESCO
On 23 June 2011, the Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, participated in the festivities regarding the 60th anniversary of Germany’s membership in UNESCO in Berlin. (more)
23 June 2011
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Germany visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Wednesday, 22 June, H.E. Mosud Mannan, Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to Germany, visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for discussions. (more)
20 June 2011
Representatives of RMUTT visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
The President and Executives team of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), a UNEVOC Centre in Thailand, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to have technical discussions and explore possible areas of cooperation. (more)
16 June 2011
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in conference on new BMZ education strategy
On 16 June 2011, the Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, participated in a conference by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on its new education strategy. (more)
15 June 2011

Inter-Agency Working Group on Entrepreneurship Education meets at UNESCO Headquarters (more)
8 June 2011

5th African UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Summit at eLearning Africa 2011 (more)
1 June 2011
Ambassadors and permanent delegates to UNESCO visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Tuesday, 31 May 2011, a high ranking delegation of ambassadors and permanent delegates to UNESCO from 16 countries visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre. (more)
24 May 2011
German Commission for UNESCO Education Committee Meeting
First meeting of the German Commission for UNESCO, May 2011 (more)
16 May 2011

UNESCO-UNEVOC Welcomes its new Head Mr Shyamal Majumdar (more)
8 May 2011
UNEVOC participated in workshop on skills for employment in Turin, Italy
UNEVOC participated in workshop on skills for employment in Turin, Italy (more)
21 April 2011

Students from Hong Kong University visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
7 April 2011
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in 3rd ECOWAS Inter-Agency Task Team meeting on TVET
On 5-6 April 2011, a representative of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre participated in the third meeting of the Economic Community Of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Technical and Vocational Educational and Training in Abuja, Nigeria. (more)
21 March 2011

Representatives of Don Bosco visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
14 March 2011

Colleagues from UNESCO Headquarters visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
4 March 2011

Fifth Meeting of ISCED Technical Advisory Panel at UNEVOC premises. (more)
4 March 2011

Programme Manager of Makhzoumi Foundation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
10 February 2011

Status of TVET Statistical Information System in Africa (in French) (more)
24 January 2011

Chinese Visitor at UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
17 January 2011
Just published: Labour-Market Flexibility and Individual Careers - A Comparative Study
This latest volume of the UNEVOC Book Series analyzes how labour-market trends, organizational change and subjective work orientations of individuals interact.
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20 December 2010
UNEVOC Network Portal
UNESCO-UNEVOC just launched this portal for leaders, managers and other educators associated with UNEVOC Centres to communicate, exchange ideas and facilitate mutual assistance. (more)
16 December 2010
UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 19
UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 19 (December 2010) published (more)
15 December 2010
TVET Best Practice Clearinghouse
New UNEVOC Publications Series makes good practices in TVET available to all (more)
15 December 2010
UNESCO-UNEVOC Online Library
Now available: The TVET specialized UNESCO-UNEVOC Online Library with access to over 4000 publications (more)
10 December 2010

South-South Cooperation Excellence Award for e-Forum (more)
8 December 2010

UNEVOC hosted meeting on “ICTs to strengthen TVET in Georgia” (more)
7 December 2010

Representatives of UNEVOC Centre in Jamaica visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
10 November 2010

UNESCO-UNEVOC conducts e-Forum user survey to improve usability (more)
10 November 2010
New Case Study: Improvement of female participation in TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC has published a Case Study on “Improving the Participation of Female Students in TVET Programmes Formerly Dominated by Males: The Experience of Selected Colleges and Technical Schools in the Philippines”. (more)
10 November 2010
Meeting: TVET and ESD in CIS Countries
The meeting aimed to support educational leaders from UNEVOC Centres to assist CIS countries in addressing global sustainable development challenges. (more)
7 October 2010
Upcoming: Building Capacity for TVET and ESD in the CIS, Bonn, 19-22 October
Upcoming: Building Capacity for TVET and ESD in the CIS, Bonn, 19-22 October (more)
5 October 2010

UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the IFAT Entsorga Trade Fair in Munich (more)
4 October 2010

UNEVOC Seminar to strengthen UNEVOC Network in the Caribbean (more)
30 September 2010

Representative of UNEVOC Centre in Sierra Leone visits Bonn (more)
23 September 2010

elearning Africa 2011 - Call for papers open! Deadline: December 10th, 2010. (more)
15 September 2010
Six New Case Studies: Integrating ESD in TVET in Africa
UNESCO-UNEVOC has published six case studies from Southern and Eastern Africa on "Integrating Sustainable Development in Technical and Vocational Education and Training". (more)
9 September 2010
UNEVOC Centre Leader Dr. Munther Al-Masri passed away
UNEVOC Centre Jordan: Leader Dr. Munther Al Masri passed away (more)
16 August 2010
New UNEVOC Network Member: IUSTA, Chad
The Institut Universitaire des Sciences et Techniques d'Abéché (IUSTA), Chad, joined the UNEVOC Network in July 2010. (more)
16 August 2010
New UNEVOC Network Member: CTVET, Guyana
Guyana is the 167th UNESCO Member State that has joined the UNEVOC Network! Its Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) became a UNEVOC Network Centre in August 2010. (more)
10 August 2010

Official Opening: UNEVOC Centre in Magdeburg, Germany, on 16-09-2010 (more)
31 July 2010
UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 18
The 18th issue of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin (July 2010) is available in English, French and Spanish. It features news about the latest activities of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre and more. (more)
30 July 2010

Strengthening the UNEVOC Network in the Caribbean (more)
29 July 2010

Green TVET and ESD, Munich and Magdeburg, Germany, 13-17 September (Update August 2011 - Report published) (more)
17 July 2010
UNEVOC Sub-regional Meeting in Malawi
Malawi hosted a UNVEVOC Sub-regional Meeting on "Innovating TVET, Revitalizing the UNEVOC Network and Enhancing Collaboration and Cooperation in TVET Development through UNEVOC Regional Nodal Centres" in Lilongwe on 13-15 July 2010. (more)
16 July 2010

New UNEVOC e-Forum Online Interface (more)
16 July 2010

UNEVOC website now available in French and Spanish! (more)
10 July 2010

UNEVOC Assists CapEFA Implementation in Malawi (more)
8 July 2010

Namibian Youth Representatives visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
7 July 2010
Just published: International Comparisons of China’s TVET System
International Comparisons of China’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training System (Volume 12 of the UNEVOC Book Series) is the latest UNESCO-UNEVOC publication. (more)
29 June 2010
UNESCO-UNEVOC Report on Activities 2008-2009
UNESCO-UNEVOC in Action - Report on Activities 2008-2009 has been published. This biennial report provides a comprehensive overview of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s activities in TVET in the past biennium. (more)
2 June 2010

Delegation from Azerbaijan visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
28 May 2010

4th African UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Summit (more)
27 May 2010

Representatives of Norwegian UNEVOC Centre visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
12 May 2010
Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States
This project aims to support Arab countries in the development of educational policies and programmes to include the concept of “entrepreneurship” in their formal education systems. (more)
7 May 2010

Two TVET Experts from Sudan visit UNEVOC (more)
3 May 2010
Rediscovering Apprenticeship
Research Findings of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) (more)
19 March 2010
Effectiveness of UNEVOC Centres, Surrathani, Thailand
Sub-regional seminar on increasing the effectiveness of UNEVOC Centres nationally, regionally and internationally (more)
19 March 2010

6th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) (more)
19 March 2010

Developing Innovative Approaches to ESD: Curriculum Reform in TVET in China (more)
18 March 2010

International Experts Meeting, Hangzhou, China (more)
18 March 2010

Workshop on Revitalizing TVET Provision in ECOWAS Countries (more)
18 March 2010

Harnessing Frameworks Towards Quality Assurance in TVET in Asia (more)
18 March 2010

Review of the TVET System in Malawi (more)
11 March 2010

1st meeting of the Inter-Agency Working Group on TVET Indicators (more)
10 March 2010

Linkages between Education and Labour Market: Tools and Methodologies (more)
23 February 2010

UNEVOC and InWEnt renew Memorandum of Understanding (more)
19 February 2010

Steering Group of Swedish UNEVOC Centre visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
19 January 2010

2010 EFA Global Monitoring Report - Reaching the Marginalized (more)
18 January 2010
Final Report: Corporate HRD and Skills Development for Employment
Final Report: Corporate HRD and Skills Development
for Employment (more)
3 December 2009

Training materials for herders in Mongolia (more)
3 December 2009

Asia-Pacific meeting on TVET teacher education for sustainable development (more)
2 December 2009

TVET financing and competency-based approaches (more)
1 December 2009

Developing Capacity of TVET Teacher Educators in Asia (more)
17 November 2009

Interagency database of good practice in TVET (more)
11 November 2009

UNEVOC Forum 15 on “TVET: A Brief Study of the Role of Enterprises, Government and NGOs” (more)
30 October 2009

ICTs and e-learning in TVET in Arab countries, Amman, 12-13 October 2009 (more)
30 October 2009
Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States
First component well underway (more)
30 October 2009

Advancing TVET in Georgia through the Use of ICTs (more)
29 October 2009

Linking Vocational Training with the Enterprises - Asian Perspectives (more)
29 October 2009

Members of Technical Education Corporation - Sudan, visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
15 October 2009

State Minister Wondwossen Kiflu, Ethiopia, visits UNEVOC (more)
8 October 2009

"Participation in Formal TVET Worldwide" now available in French (more)
30 September 2009
Reorienting TVET Policy Towards ESD
Meeting Report published (more)
17 September 2009

17-09-2009
UNEVOC and Colombo Plan Staff College, Manila launch TVETipedia in Asia (more)
9 September 2009
Reorienting TVET Policy towards ESD
Reorienting TVET Policy towards ESD.
Berlin, August 2009 (more)
2 September 2009
Vocational Higher Education in Japan and the Republic of Korea
UNEVOC Discussion Paper 4: Vocational Higher Education in Japan and the Republic of Korea (more)
25 August 2009
UNEVOC Network meeting Southern and Eastern Africa
Reform and Development of TVET, UNEVOC sub-regional conference / seminar (more)
12 August 2009

Kyrgyz Chamber of Commerce delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
30 July 2009
Seminar Report: Public-Private Partnership in TVET in the Philippines
Seminar Report: Public-Private Partnership in TVET in the Philippines (more)
27 July 2009
International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work
This 6-volume Handbook is a reference tool that provides information TVET models from all over the world and includes reflections on good and innovative practice as well as case studies. (more)
13 July 2009
UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 15
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre has published Bulletin 15, the first issue of the new email/online version of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin (more)
28 June 2009

"Curriculum Development in TVET", Brunei Darussalam, 15-18 June 2009
(more)
16 June 2009

TVET and ESD in the Commonwealth of Independent States (more)
5 June 2009

Curriculum reform in TVET China (more)
4 June 2009

Seminar on ICT applications in TVET in CIS countries (more)
4 June 2009

VET and the Labour Market - A Comparative Analysis of China and Germany (more)
4 June 2009

3rd African UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Summit at eLearning Africa 2009 (more)
13 May 2009

New TVET Blog Entry: "Adapting to Global Trends in Asia-Pacific" (more)
12 April 2009

UNEVOC sub-regional seminar / workshop in Luangprabang, Lao PDR (more)
2 April 2009

UNESCO World Conference on ESD in Bonn (more)
2 April 2009

TVET workshop at UNESCO World Conference on ESD (more)
27 March 2009

City of Bonn hosts farewell lunch for Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
27 March 2009
UNESCO-UNEVOC launches the Handbook of TVET Research
On 19 March 2009, UNESCO-UNEVOC officially launched the Handbook of TVET Research, a cutting edge handbook on research and research methods in TVET in an international context. (more)
27 March 2009

Farewell reception for Rupert Maclean, Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
20 March 2009

UNEVOC launches new Internet portal TVETipedia (more)
4 March 2009
Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research
Technical and vocational education and training research has become a recognized and well-defined area of interdisciplinary research. The Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research is the first handbook of its kind that specifically concentrates on research and research methods in TVET. (more)
27 February 2009
Report: Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS education in TVET
This study documents the experiences, lessons learnt and challenges faced in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in TVET in Botswana and Zambia. (more)
18 February 2009

Rethinking Work and Learning: Adult and Voc. Ed. for Social Sustainability (more)
17 February 2009

Tamagawa University delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
17 February 2009

New UNEVOC Centre in Germany (more)
9 February 2009

Technology and Vocational Education for Sustainable Development (more)
23 January 2009

Ubiquitous ICT for Sustainable Education and Cultural Literacy (more)
21 January 2009

UNEVOC Centre in Madagascar receives Award (more)
12 January 2009

International Expert Consultation Meeting on Technical and Vocational Education (more)
12 January 2009

ICTs in TVET in AFRICA: Call for Participation 2009 (more)
12 January 2009

New UNEVOC Network Directory (more)
11 January 2009
Case Study: TVET in Kenya
First volume in the series of Case Studies of TVET in selected Countries. The Case Study of Kaiboi Technical Training Institute in Eldoret, Kenya provides insight into the development of this TVET institution from an originally stagnant and weak school to a prosperous and well-functioning establishment. (more)
17 December 2008

UNESCO and StratREAL Foundation sign partnership agreement on entrepreneurship education (more)
5 December 2008

UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on EFA, 2009: Overcoming inequality: why governance matters (more)
19 November 2008

Work, Learning and Sustainable Development (more)
14 November 2008

1st meeting of the Intl. Working Group on Entrepreneurship Education (more)
15 October 2008

TVET: A Come-back to the Development Agenda? (more)
1 October 2008

UNEVOC Network Meeting identifies Priority Areas for Joint Projects in Southern Africa (more)
28 September 2008

Study Tour by Delegation from Atlanta Technical College (more)
28 September 2008

4th Global Youth Employment Summit
Baku, Azerbaijan (more)
23 September 2008

UNEVOC International Experts Consultation at the Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland. (more)
19 September 2008

International Roundtable: The Return of TVET to the Int. Development Agenda? (more)
19 September 2008
New Meeting Reports on ESD conferences available for download
(more)
17 September 2008

2nd African TVET Summit and the Winners of the ICTs contest. (more)
15 September 2008
UNESCO-UNEVOC Report on Activities 2006/2007
This biennial report reports on UNESCO-UNEVOC's activities in 2006-2007 (more)
5 August 2008

Why Do German Companies Invest in Apprenticeships? - The "Dual System" Revisited (more)
17 July 2008

Delegation of TVET experts from Thailand visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
16 July 2008

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Bonn (more)
16 July 2008

Working visit of Aidan Kenny, Dublin Institute of Technology (more)
27 June 2008

UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin No. 14 (more)
26 June 2008

01-10-2006
A new Unevoc Centre: Zhejiang Technology Institute of Economy (more)
26 June 2008

05-01-2007
A new UNEVOC Centre: Dublin Institute of Technology (more)
26 June 2008

18-07-2007
UNEVOC Centre publishes magazine to fight HIV/AIDS (more)
26 June 2008

8-11-2007
Corporate Social Responsibility and ESD (more)
26 June 2008

Education for the World of Work: experiences from Latin America
(more)
26 June 2008

Consultation about new e-possibilities for UNEVOC services
(more)
24 June 2008

Secondary Education Regional Information Base (more)
18 June 2008

Consultation on the UNEVOC online services (more)
18 June 2008


Lecture on Recognition of Prior Learning (more)
9 June 2008


Daimler and UNESCO Mondialogo Engineering Award 2008/2009 (more)
30 May 2008

ICT experts visit Zhejiang Province in China (more)
29 May 2008

H.E. Sgrjan Kerim, UN General Assembly President, visits Langer Eugen (more)
22 May 2008

UNESCO ICTs in Education Prize: call for nominations (more)
10 May 2008

ADEA 2008 Biennale on Post-primary Education (more)
29 April 2008

Global Action Week: record broken for world's biggest ever lesson! (more)
29 April 2008

UNEVOC Centre Award well received by UNEVOC Network members (more)
21 April 2008

Education For All Global Action Week 2008 (more)
17 April 2008

UNEVOC Sub-regional Seminar in Iloilo City, Philippines (more)
10 April 2008

Skills development for the water and sanitation sector in Vietnam (more)
9 April 2008

St Petersburg UNEVOC Centre Visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
(more)
3 April 2008

Korean NatCom for UNESCO Visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
31 March 2008

Virtual Conference on Educational Issues in Second Life (more)
28 March 2008

28-03-2008
UNESCO Hosts Online Discussions on "Quality Education to End Exclusion" (more)
12 March 2008

12-03-2008
UNESCO-UNEVOC completes first dispatch of UNEVOC Centre Awards (more)
12 March 2008

12-03-2008
The Virtual World in TVET (more)
11 March 2008
UNEVOC Network Seminar in Dublin, Ireland
11-03-2008
(more)
9 March 2008

09-03-2008
UNESCO-UNEVOC supports international project week of TVET institutions (more)
7 March 2008

08-03-2008
Indonesia Ratifies the Convention on TVE (more)
4 March 2008

04-03-2008
Vacancy announcement:
Programme Officer in TVET (full-time position, local hire) (more)
3 March 2008

03-03-2008
New participant in UNESCO-UNEVOC fellowship programme (more)
27 February 2008

27-02-2008
Inclusive Education: from Policy Dialogue to Collaborative Action (more)
19 February 2008

18-02-2008
Inter-regional seminar on entrepreneurship education (more)
31 January 2008

31-01-2008
Hong Kong Delegation visits UNEVOC (more)
11 January 2008

11-01-2008
ICTs in TVET in Africa: Call for Participation
28 May 2008, Ghana (more)
6 December 2007
Pilot Project Mauritius: Recognition of Prior Learning for Adults
Project for unemployed workers from the sugar and textile sector swho will be retrained for work in the tourism industry. (more)
6 December 2007

06-12-2007
Incorporation of occupational health in TVET recommended by WHO Global Plan of Action (more)
3 December 2007

Education for All - Global Monitoring Report 2008 (more)
1 December 2007

01-12-2007
4th International Conference on Environmental Education a success (more)
26 November 2007

21-11-2007
UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, Nicholas Burnett, visits UNEVOC (more)
14 November 2007

Learning and Teaching for the Twenty-first Century (more)
7 November 2007
Education for Livelihoods and Civic Participation in Post-Conflict Countries
This discussion paper looks at questions like: What role can education play in the reconstruction process as communities recover and rebuild? How, specifically, can skills training, vocational education and technical learning contribute to this process? What role can TVET play in building civic participation as well as building economic livelihoods? (more)
5 October 2007

05-10-2007
UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference on
"TVET for a Sustainable Future" (more)
27 September 2007

26-09-2007
UNEVOC Centres Griffith University, Australia, and Zhenjiang TIE, China, sign MoU (more)
25 September 2007

25-09-2007
UNEVOC Centres from China and Australia visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
21 September 2007

21-09-2007
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier visits Bonn (more)
1 September 2007

TVET in an Ageing Society. Experts meeting proceedings. 3–4 October 2006, Adelaide (more)
24 August 2007

"Approaches to Action Learning in TVET" (more)
22 August 2007

20-07-2006
Re-alignment of TVET in Iraq with Employment Requirements (more)
2 August 2007
Caroline Bajer
02-08-2007
New Assistant Administrative Officer at UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
31 July 2007

31-07-2007
UNESCO-UNEVOC and Magdeburg University sign Letter of Intent (more)
27 July 2007

27-07-2007
Call for Papers:
TVET in countries post-conflict (more)
19 July 2007

19-07-2007
Director of UNEVOC Centre in Tunisia visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
28 June 2007

UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 13 and Forum 11. (more)
22 June 2007

22-06-2007
Mobile Training Team in Mauritius (more)
21 June 2007

21-06-07
Timor Leste adviser visits UNESCO-UNEVOC (more)
7 June 2007

07-06-2007
South East European TVET leaders meet in Skopje (more)
29 May 2007

29-05-2007
1st African UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Summit (more)
26 May 2007

26-05-07
Consultative Meeting “Engaging the Private Sector” (more)
25 May 2007

25-05-2007
UNESCO-UNEVOC and InWEnt sign Memorandum of Understanding (more)
24 May 2007

"Intl. Perspectives on Teachers and Lecturers in TVE" (more)
11 May 2007

11-05-2007
Towards Sustainable Global Health (more)
3 May 2007

20-04-2007
International Congress on Quality Management in Education and Training (more)
25 April 2007

"Work, Subjectivity and Learning" (more)
25 April 2007

"Identities at Work" (more)
16 April 2007

28-03-2007
UNESCO-UNEVOC Outreach Seminars (more)
11 April 2007

Final Report: From School to Work - TVET Regional Experiences (PDF, 1.9MB) (more)
3 March 2007

03-03-2007
Rethinking TVET on the Marshall Islands (more)
2 March 2007

15-01-2007
Public Private Partnership: Study Tour in the Arab States (more)
2 March 2007

17-02-2007
Working Group on Skills Development meets in Hong Kong (more)
7 February 2007
Starting my own small business. UNESCO Entrepreneurship Training Packages
Developed by curriculum experts from Sub-Saharan Africa these packages consist of practical guides which aim to provide young people with an entrepreneurial mindset and the knowledge to use their technical skills to start a small business. (more)
1 February 2007

01-02-2007
UNESCO-UNEVOC - NIER Seminar "From School to Work: Contemporary Regional Experiences" (more)
22 January 2007

Participation in Formal TVET Worldwide - A Statistical Study (more)
22 December 2006
UNESCO-UNEVOC Report of Activities 2004/2005
This biennial report reports on UNESCO-UNEVOC's activities in 2004 and 2005 (more)
22 December 2006

UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 12 and Forum 9 and 10 (more)
20 December 2006

1-11-2006
Mobile Training Team on Competency-based Training and Certification (more)
19 December 2006

6-12-2006
Needs Analysis: Water and Sanitation Sector in Vietnam (more)
19 December 2006

9-12-2006
TVET for All - a Master Key for Sustainable Development? (more)
14 December 2006

14-12-2006
Valued UNEVOC Consultant David Wilson Passed Away (more)
12 December 2006

23-11-2006
UNESCO Regional Symposium on ICTs in TVET in the Arab States (more)
4 December 2006

23-11-2006
Sixth PRIDE Project Regional Workshop a Success (more)
17 October 2006

16-10-2006
UNESCO DG welcomes award of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank (more)
28 September 2006

Chinese version of "Learning To Do" (more)
13 September 2006

8-9-2006
Inauguration of a Flute Cabinet at the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises (more)
8 September 2006

"Training for Work in the Informal Micro-Enterprise Sector" (more)
8 September 2006

"The Transformation of VET in the Baltic States" (more)
6 September 2006

28-8-2006
15th IVETA International Conference a success for UNESCO-UNEVOC! (more)
6 September 2006

“Communication and Learning in the Multicultural World” (more)
6 September 2006

“The Bologna Declaration and Emerging Models of TVET Teacher Training in Germany” (more)
10 August 2006

“Learning and Working: Motivating for Skills Development” (more)
9 August 2006

8-8-2006
Kofi Annan: Youth employment must be a central objective of development (more)
5 August 2006

20-7-2006
Prof. Charles Hopkins delivers lecture on TVET for sustainable development (more)
5 August 2006

18-7-2006
Symposium: TVET for Sustainable Development in Vietnam, 2-5 July 2006 (more)
5 August 2006

11-7-2006
Kofi Annan inaugurates new UN Campus in Bonn, Germany (more)
26 September 2005
UNESCO regional workshop on entrepreneurship training in TVET
This workshop organized by UNESCO with the Uganda National Commission involved thirty–five vocational educators from Eastern and Southern Africa who reviewed draft modules on entrepreneurship training. (more)
21 March 2002
UNEVOC in Action 2002/3
This biennial report reports on UNESCO-UNEVOC's activities in 2002-2003. (more)

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