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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
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12 September 2023
Prioritizing rights, equity and inclusion for marginalized groups in TVET
At the UKFIET Conference 2023 on “Education for social and environmental justice: diversity, sustainability, responsibility”, UNESCO-UNEVOC hosted a symposium featuring insights from institutions within its UNEVOC Network and the United Nations University.
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1 August 2023
UNEVOC Network Spotlight - Issue #1
The UNEVOC Network Spotlight is a bi-monthly snapshot that informs the TVET community about the activities of UNEVOC Network members and the Network Secretariat. This issue provides a round-up of activities undertaken in May and June 2023.
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15 July 2023
Skills in Action Photo Competition 2023
Submit your photos that capture youth skills for a transformative future.

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2023
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15 July 2023
Empowering youth for a sustainable future
UNESCO-UNEVOC and WorldSkills co-organized an event on empowering youth for the future to celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2023. The hybrid event took place on 14 July in Bonn, Germany and it brought together WorldSkills Champions and apprentices, TVET trainers and trainees, employers’ associations and diverse stakeholders within the skills landscape.
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12 July 2023
New report by UNESCO, World Bank and ILO says TVET must improve to meet skills and labour mismatch
TVET systems in many low- and middle-income countries do not match skills and labour market needs and are unprepared to meet the large rise in demand for TVET in the coming years, according to a new joint study by UNESCO, World Bank and ILO.
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1 July 2023
BILT bridging event on TVET for hospitality and tourism
The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) hybrid event on TVET for hospitality and tourism provided a platform for outlining trends in green and digital competencies in the sector. The conference was hosted by Temasek Polytechnic and co-hosted by the Singapore Ministry of Education on 26-28 June 2023.
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1 July 2023
BILT Expert Group releases preliminary results of its work
During the BILT bridging event at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, the Expert Group presented the preliminary results of its work to the TVET community on-site and online. This included a summary of current green and digital trends in the hospitality and tourism sector and the skills needs arising from them.
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30 June 2023
Issue #14 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue shares highlights from UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNEVOC Network for the period April to June 2023.
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23 June 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC and WorldSkills launch TVET Youth Voices campaign
UNESCO-UNEVOC and WorldSkills International have launched the TVET Youth Voices campaign as part of their joint World Youth Skills Day activities. The video campaign features youth from the WorldSkills Champions Trust and the UNEVOC Network.
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16 June 2023
Survey for World Youth Skills Day
The survey invites youth aged 15-29 years to share their visions, priorities, aspirations, challenges, concerns, and expectations for skills development. The gathered insights will inform the discussion at a World Youth Skills Day hybrid event, which is being co-organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC and WorldSkills International.

Deadline extended to 11 July 2023.
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15 June 2023
BILT Learning Lab presented by Fifty Shades Greener
BILT Learning Labs are an opportunity for TVET stakeholders to explore specific Innovation and Learning Practices from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. This lab focused on how Fifty Shades Greener, a woman-led TVET provider, is greening the training process in the tourism and hospitality sector.
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5 June 2023
New Innovative and Promising Practices in TVET
Our Innovative & Promising Practices database now contains more than 95 TVET initiatives from around the world that promote sustainability, inclusion, entrepreneurship, digitalization & much more. Get inspired by these innovative solutions from the TVET community!
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24 May 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC and HP Life: Promoting skills for work and life
UNESCO-UNEVOC and HP LIFE have partnered to promote innovation, employability and entrepreneurship among youth, with a focus on Africa. The online courses are free, self-paced, and available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish.
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16 May 2023
How Europe is addressing the digital education challenge: DigComp, DigCompEdu and SELFIE
This UNESCO-UNEVOC webinar showcased some of the leading initiatives aimed at the digital upskilling of both citizens and teachers. Speakers from the European Commission outlined how the frameworks have been developed, their content and how they are being used in different countries to support TVET.
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15 April 2023
Resilience project paves the way for stronger TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC implemented a project titled 'Building resilience in TVET for a just and sustainable transition' to strengthen the resilience of UNEVOC Centres and other education and training stakeholders as part of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery process.

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6 April 2023
BILT Expert Group on the dual transition in the hospitality and tourism sector
In 2023, the BILT project has a new focus on the impact of the green and digital transition on skills needs for the hospitality and tourism sector and the TVET system. In this context, a BILT Expert Group, composed of 29 members from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, will investigate the implications of this dual transition.
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4 April 2023
Project learning forum on building TVET resilience
UNESCO-UNEVOC has been implementing the project on ‘Building TVET resilience for a just and sustainable transition’ to support TVET stakeholders and their vision for achieving institutional resilience. The Project Learning Forum invited participants to share key takeaways from the programmes and discuss what these insights mean for future activities.
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31 March 2023
Issue #13 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue shares highlights from UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNEVOC Network for the period January - March 2023.
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23 March 2023
Atlas of emerging trends in TVET (updated)
The BILT Atlas has recently been updated with a new section on Europe. This section looks at the latest data and trends emerging from the region and highlights how TVET systems are responding to major shifts in the world of work.
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22 March 2023
BILT spotlight on Africa - Making TVET governance fit for the future
The BILT spotlight series highlights successful approaches at the institutional level in a specific geographical region. The first webinar of the series is presented by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Ghana.
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22 March 2023
TVET leaders ready to take action for a green transition
UNESCO-UNEVOC held a virtual graduation ceremony for the participants of its TVET Leadership Programme 2022. The programme focused on ‘Rethinking TVET systems and programmes to anticipate demand, adapt and take action for a just and green transition.’
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10 March 2023
Preparing TVET for a green and more resilient transition
A global push to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic seeks to include more sustainable economic and social recovery measures. These comprise not just pandemic resilience but also investment in sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient technologies and infrastructure, and in robust education systems.
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8 March 2023
Young Africa – Embracing equal opportunities for women in TVET both online and offline
On the occasion of International Women's Day, a BILT Learning Lab was organized in cooperation with Young Africa to explore the theme of youth unemployment as it relates to women in TVET.
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27 February 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC relaunches TVETipedia
The new and improved TVETipedia contains more than 1,000 terms but also information on TVET actors, qualification frameworks, policies and strategies.
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14 February 2023
UNESCO’s Global Skills Academy convenes partners to set up action plan to support 10 million learners by 2029
The GSA organized a partners’ meeting to present and define a common action plan on the path to supporting 10 million learners by 2029.The meeting, which took place online on 8 February, gathered over 45 participants, including representatives from the private sector and international organizations, UNESCO and the UNEVOC Network.
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