UNESCO-UNEVOC Logo open menu

About Us

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre: Who We Are | What We Do | Working With Us | Get in Touch

Our Network

The UNEVOC Network: Learn About the Network | UNEVOC Network Directory
For Members: UNEVOC Centre Dashboard

Skills for Work and Life

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

Knowledge Resources

Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Innovative and Promising Practices | Entrepreneurial Learning Guide
Events: Major TVET Events | UNEVOC Network News

UNESCO Publications


Below you can find a selection of UNESCO publications that are relevant in the context of TVET. For the full catalogue, please use the UNESCO Digital library.

Co-Author/s:  UNESCO
Publisher/s:  UNESCO
Published:  2004 in Paris, France
ULC:  UNEVOC Library Catalogue ID 3945

Inter-Agency Working Group on Life Skills in EFA

At the World Conference on Education for All, Jomtien, 1990, the international society raised concerns about the relevance of education and particularly for the need to focus on appropriate life skills for all learners from all parts of the world. Jomtien underscored the importance of teaching skills that are relevant to life. In partial response to this, some work was initiated by UN agencies, who found that inter-agency collaboration as well as a common understanding on life skills based on expressed learning needs worldwide among the agencies was critical to support learning systems in a coherent way. Initial work on life skills had concentrated on discussions around the definition and inventory of skills that might be considered “life skills”.

Ten years after from the Jomtien Conference, the Dakar Framework for Action, adopted at the World Education Forum, gave new impetus to the promotion of quality in education, recognizing that Education For All (EFA) can only be achieved if the education provided is improved in ways that ensure that the learning needs of all young people and adults are met. This is understood as ensuring equitable access to appropriate and high quality learning and life skills-based education applied to various learning areas or domains. In addition, it means giving everyone the means to acquire recognized and measurable learning outcomes, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills for teaching and learning domains.

share on



Data privacy statement | Contacts | © UNESCO-UNEVOC