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Launch of Strategy for TVET, Conference Day 1

Day 2 recordings will be made available shortly. Presentations can be found on the agenda page.

Recording in French and Spanish

View recording of day 1 en français | en español


Background

In a world undergoing multiple transitions, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has a critical role to play in the recovery and reshaping of education systems and labour markets worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic severely exacerbated existing inequalities, as schools, training centres, and workplaces experienced closures around the world, disproportionately affecting young people and vulnerable communities. The global economy is undergoing an unequal economic recovery, following the severe recession in 2020, with less developed economies facing deeper long-term impacts on their learning, training, and unemployment rates.

The new UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029 takes into consideration the present and future priorities of individuals, economies, and societies. Its title, Transforming technical and vocational education and training for successful and just transitions, further captures UNESCO’s expectation that TVET is critical for promoting a path to recovery and resilience building in the post COVID-19 pandemic era, and for accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 8 and other related SDGs over the next eight years.

Launch of the UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029

The launch event of the UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029 took place on 25 and 26 October 2022.

DAY ONE - Political Strategy Segment:

  • Raise awareness among Member States and the international community of the new UNESCO strategy for TVET and its significance for reimagining education and skills for work and life;
  • Mobilize political ambition and renew Member States’ commitments for TVET;
  • Highlight support to Member States’ efforts in building a common vision for transforming labour markets, economies, and societies; and
  • Discuss the importance, challenges, and opportunities for lifelong learning.
DAY TWO - Technical and Operational Segment:

  • Present UNESCO’s ongoing and forthcoming TVET flagship initiatives, projects, and activities at HQ and in field offices, and their outcomes;
  • Discuss the alignment of TVET initiatives with Member States’ policies and partnerships;
  • Consider the integration of intersectional issues, such as greening, minorities, gender equality, etc., and cross-cutting interventions (data, normative instruments, partnerships); and
  • Identify concrete actions and areas of collaboration and potential partners to support the development and implementation of the strategy in boosting support for new skills.

UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029


Transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training for successful and just transitions

UNESCO strategy 2022-2029
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) connects education and the world of work, unlocking the potential of young people and adults for a brighter future. Yet, it is estimated that 267 million young people are not in employment, educa ...

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Hybrid format

The international conference was held in a hybrid format both in person and on an online streaming platform. There were more than 140 participants in attendance at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany. The event also attracted online participants working in the field of TVET in all UNESCO Members States.

Interpretation was provided in the following languages: English, French and Spanish.

International conference concept note


Concept Note for the international conference on the launch of the UNESCO strategy for TVET (2022-2029)

This is a concept note for the conference on 25 and 26 October on the occasion of the launch of UNESCO's new strategy for TVET, which was officially approved during the 214th session of the UNESCO Executive Board in April 2022 (214EX/Decision ...

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