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Young “lifelong learners” at the World Youth Skills Day 2019

On 15 July 2019, UNESCO co-organized an annual high-level event to mark the World Youth Skills Day under the theme “Learning to Learn for Life and Work” during the High-Level Political Forum held at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Just Launched: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean Knowledge Platform

As part of the World Youth Skills Day observation, UNESCO-UNEVOC has launched the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) Knowledge Platform. This Platform is one of the key components of UNESCO’s European Union funded YEM Project that supports 8 countries in the region in developing robust skills development systems to promote youth employment acrosss four key thematic areas.

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World Youth Skills Day 2019: Learning to learn for life and work

Every year on July 15, UNESCO-UNEVOC joins global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day and spread awareness about the importance of youth skills development. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly, the day is an opportunity to highlight the achievements of young people who have benefitted from skills training and call for increased access to quality training and skills development for youth around the globe.

Inspiring Youth in TVET

In celebration of World Youth Skills Day, UNESCO-UNEVOC is sharing stories submitted by its UNEVOC Centres about inspiring young people who have are realizing their ambitions through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

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Winners of the Skills in Action Photo Competition 2019

UNESCO-UNEVOC invited photographers from around the world to capture unique moments highlighting Skills in Action. The more than 350 submissions focused on how TVET is empowering young people in their communities according to three thematic priority areas.

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