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UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in KRIVET international seminar on skills development and youth employment policies, Seoul

12 and 13 June 2014, Seoul, Republic of Korea

On 12 and 13 June 2014, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET, participated in an international seminar on enhancing the link between skills development and youth employment policies in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The two-day seminar was organized to share experiences and propose measures for innovation in skills development. Organized by KRIVET, a UNEVOC Centre and a cluster coordinator for Asia and the Pacific region, the seminar also included a special UNEVOC Network meeting. Mr Shyamal Majumdar, acted as one of the international panellists during the seminar which was also attended by the ILO Regional office for Asia and the Pacific (ILO-ROAP), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Germany (BIBB).

In his address, he highlighted the role of UNESCO-UNEVOC and its network to ensure that TVET and skills development will have a key position in the post-2015 Agenda. In his address, he also defined the importance of TVET for advancing sustainable development and lifelong learning. In this regard, Mr Majumdar outlined that vocational education systems reforms should be innovative and youth should have the skills to find self-employment.

On 13 June 2014, the special UNEVOC Network meeting, which was chaired by Mr Majumdar, was organized to share updates on the UNEVOC Centre activities in Asia and the Pacific Region, the upcoming events such as the Global Forum in October 2014 and UNEVOC’s regional activities.

The international seminar was attended by three UNEVOC Centres including the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) of Australia, the Central Institute of Vocational and Technical Education (CIVTE) of China and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) of Germany.

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