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Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | Digital Transformation | Private Sector Engagement | SDGs and Greening TVET
Our Key Programmes & Projects: BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | Building TVET resilience | TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: COVID-19 response | i-hubs project | TVET Global Forums | Virtual Conferences | YEM Knowledge Portal
Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Innovative and Promising Practices | Entrepreneurial Learning Guide
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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) connects education and the world of work. TVET aims to address economic, social and environmental demands by helping youth and adults develop the skills they need for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Read more.
The acronym UNEVOC is a combination of ‘UNESCO’ and ‘vocational education’. It was first used in 1992 in an agreement between UNESCO and the Government of Germany on the former "International Project on Technical and Vocational Education".
No. UNESCO-UNEVOC is not a provider of technical and vocational education and training services.
No. UNESCO-UNEVOC does not provide financial assistance to students.
No. UNESCO-UNEVOC does not provide funded fellowships.
No. However, UNESCO-UNEVOC does support UNESCO Member States in their efforts to strengthen and upgrade their TVET systems. To find out more about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s capacity-building programmes and collaborative projects, visit here.
UNESCO-UNEVOC receives the majority of its funding from the host government of Germany, as well as a regular budget from UNESCO. For a recent financial overview, access our biennial report.
The "UNEVOC Project" was initiated in 1992 in close cooperation with the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). On 12 July 2000, an agreement between Germany and UNESCO concerning the hosting of UNEVOC was signed. In Article 4, Bonn was selected as the location of the International Centre, and the German Government agreed to provide the premises. In September 2000, UNESCO-UNEVOC moved to Bonn. In February 2002, Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the time, signed an agreement to develop Bonn into a UN city. The former parliamentary headquarters in Bonn has since become a UN Campus, hosting more than 20 UN agencies and over 1000 employees. Use of the premises has generously been granted free of charge by the German Government.
A UNEVOC account allows you to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter and participate in discussions on the TVET Forum – an online discussion board where TVET experts from around the world can share information and knowledge. Create your account here.
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn receives visitors from all over the world. If you are interested in visiting our Centre, please find our contact information here.
UNESCO-UNEVOC's publications are available to download in the online library.
Any interested TVET institution is first invited to read the Handbook for the UNEVOC Network to better understand the mission, objectives and core principles of the Network; how it functions; what is expected of Network members; the benefits of membership; and whether they meet the eligibility criteria. Contact the UNEVOC Network Secretariat for further information.
UNESCO-UNEVOC does not issue any academic certificates. Unfortunately, we have encountered cases of institutions claiming to hand out certificates issued by UNESCO-UNEVOC, even using the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s logo and an imitated stamp. Please note that UNESCO-UNEVOC will never ask you to pay for a certificate or to provide credit card details for obtaining such. When in doubt about the authenticity of a certificate carrying our name or logo, please contact us.
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