The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn receives funding from the following sources:
UNESCO Budget: Regular Programme Funds
- The UNESCO budget Regular Programme funds
- German Funds-in-Trust (FIT)
- Other donors
- Benefits in Kind
Regular Programme funds are distributed over a UNESCO biennium period. In addition, UNESCO provides UNEVOC with 3 staffing positions.
German Funds-in-Trust (FIT)
The Host Country Agreement (HCA) between the German government and UNESCO lays the foundation for the Centres location, objectives and forms the basis of Germany’s financial and logistical support.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
BMBF provides the funding for operating costs, and additionally funds programme related activities.
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
BMZ sponsors programme activities carried out by UNESCO-UNEVOC through the Funds-in-Trust.
On a non-regular basis, UNESCO-UNEVOC also receives funding from donors for specific programme activities.
Benefits in Kind
The German government provides rent-free premises to the Centre.
International Organizations of relevance in the area of TVET with which UNEVOC cooperates on a more or less regular basis
30 July 2013World Bank
The World Bank is an international financial institution that aims to reduce poverty across the globe through the provision of technical assistance. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. (more
30 July 2013United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
UNITAR is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 27,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting more than 400 capacity development and research activities around the world. The mission of UNITAR is to deliver innovative training and conduct research on knowledge systems to develop capacities of beneficiaries. (more
30 July 2013United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
UNECE was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. IT brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America.
UNECE is based in Geneva, Switzerland (more
1 January 1970International Labour Organization
The ILO is a specialized UN agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. With headquarters in Geneva, the ILO is present worldwide through its network of field offices. (more
6 October 2011UNESCO Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development
The aim of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme of UNESCO is to assist Member States in integrating “employability skills” in national education systems. (more
18 October 2011Research database for tertiary education
VOCEDplus is a free research database for tertiary education, especially as it relates to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion. It is international in scope and contains over 44,000 English language records. (more
International Networks in the area of TVET with which UNEVOC cooperates on a more or less regular basis
28 November 2016Supporting 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
28 February 2012International Vocational Education and Training Association
IVETA is an organization and network of vocational educators, vocational skills training organizations, business and industrial firms, and other individuals and groups interested or involved in vocational education and training worldwide. IVETA is based in the United States. (more
21 September 2011International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship
INAP is an association of researchers and research institutions in vocational education and training. The network aims at reaching a brought audience of TVET researchers by publishing current research results and conference proceedings. (more
21 September 2011Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training
NORRAG is a free to use network committed to encouraging critical analysis of international development especially in the field of education and training through a network of researchers, policymakers, donor agencies and NGOs. (more
Regional UNESCO Offices and TVET institutions and Networks
2 June 2017UNESCO PEFOP Call for proposal
Are you developing an innovative vocational training practice in Africa? Does it need a financial boost to be finalized or improved?
Participate in the first call for proposals to benefit from IIPE-Pôle de Dakar and its Platform of Expertise in Vocational Training (Pefop) innovation support program (more
16 September 2011Association for the Development of Education in Africa
ADEA is a forum for policy dialogue on education policies. It acts as a catalyst for promising policies and practices. One of its major objectives is to encourage exchanges and reinforce links between ministries of education and development agencies. The ADEA Secretariat is located in Tunisia. (more
21 September 2011The UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa
UNESCO-IICBA was officially established by the UNESCO General Conference in October, 1999. With headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UNESCO-IICBA works towards strengthening teacher development in Africa. (more
6 October 2011UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Africa
The UNESCO Office in Dakar and Regional Bureau for Education in Africa better kwown under its acronym BREDA is the largest UNESCO Office in Africa. As Regional Office for Education, BREDA covers all Sub-saharan Africa, on the whole 46 countries. (more
18 October 2011TVET Portal for the Arab region
The TVET Portal is an interactive user-driven communication platform for professionals and institutions working in the field of TVET to exchange information and to transfer knowledge among individuals and institutions in Arab countries. (more
1 June 2016Regional 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
6 October 2011UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States
As a Regional Bureau, the UNESCO Beirut Office is a center of expertise in the field of Education for the Arab world. In carrying out this mission, the UNESCO Beirut Cluster Office , serves twenty-two Arab countries in the region in the field of Education. (more
Asia and the Pacific
31 August 2016UNEVOC Centre in Sri Lanka hosts Nepal Delegation
The Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training, Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission in Sri Lanka facilitated a study visit by a delegation from Nepal. The visit follows the development of a National Vocational Qualifications Framework in Nepal, which was co-developed by the Sri Lankan UNEVOC Centre. (more
4 September 2017Preparing vocational teachers in India for the 21st Century
On July 5th 2017, The Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE) celebrated its Fundation Day. On this occasion, a seminar was organised to: provide insights on the emerging trends and developments in Vocational teacher development; examine issues and challenges in upskilling vocational teachers in the 21st century; share good practices and approaches for upskilling vocational teachers in the 21st cenutry within VET system. The seminar was attended by an audience of academics, practitioners and students. (more
23 September 2011Colomba Plan Staff College for Technician Education
CPSC is an inter-governmental international organization for human resources development in Asia and the Pacific Region. Its programs are focused on equipping TVET personnel with knowledge and skills in various areas of interest. CPSC's offices are in Manila, Philippines. (more
12 February 2013Asian Development Bank
Established in 1966, the Asian Development Bank finances development in the Asia and Pacific region with the aim of reducing poverty. Headquarters are based in Manilla, Phillipines (more
23 September 2011SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training
SEAMEO VOCTECH was established on 28 August 1990 by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO). The Centre’s mandate is to strengthen and improve the quality of TVET in Southeast Asia through human resources development.
6 October 2011UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific
As Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides strategic expertise, advisory, monitoring and evaluation functions to Member States, other UNESCO Field Offices and UN Country Teams in the area of Education. (more
18 October 2011The National Centre for Vocational Education Research
NCVER is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about vocational education and training (VET) nationally. NCVER is located in Adelaide, Australia. (more
Europe and North America
23 September 2011European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Cedefop is the European Agency to promote the development of vocational education and training (VET) in the European Union. The Cedefop offices are located in Thessaloniki, Greece. (more
23 September 2011European Training Foundation
ETF helps transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU's external relations policy. They are based in Turin, Italy.
29 September 2011European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training
EFVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries. EFVET is located in Brussels, Belgium. (more
18 October 2011 Research Forum Education and Society
The WIFO Gateway was set up in the context of European research projects carried out by the Research Forum Education and Society (WIFO). It is an information service, free of charge, provided by researchers for researchers. The WIFO Gateway has collected resources in the field of European education, with a focus on vocational education. (more
Latin America and the Caribbean
31 August 2016CONALEP in Mexico publishes studies
The National College of Technical Professional Education (CONALEP) in Mexico, UNEVOC Centre since 2015, has published a number of studies which sheds light on the situation and performance of TVET in Mexico. All reports are in Spanish.
6 October 2011Educación|Trabajo|Inserción Social|América Latina (Project of the International Institute of Educational Planning (IIEP UNESCO)
redEtis is a site for the production and dissemination of knowledge on the current Latin American discussions and policies about education, work and social inclusion. redEtis is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (more
6 October 2011The Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training
Cinterfor is a technical service of the International Labour Office (ILO), located in Montevideo, Uruguay. It works as the core of a system integrated by vocational training entities belonging to ILO Member States in Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Germany. (more
6 October 2011UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
OREALC/UNESCO Santiago was created in 1963 for the purpose of assisting the region’s 37 Member States in the definition of strategies to further the development of their education policies. Its headquarters are in Santiago, Chile. (more