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3 December 2021
Capacity-building webinars on entrepreneurial learning in TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Skills (BMBWF) jointly organized a series of webinars focused on entrepreneurial learning in TVET on 29 September, 13 October and 2 December 2021.
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1 December 2021
UNESCO-UNEVOC’s TVET Leadership Programme boosts skills for the digital transformation
The UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme was held online and across two batches in September and November 2021. The theme of this year’s programme was “Skills for the digital transformation: How TVET institutions can respond to future demands”.
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10 November 2021
Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education
Over a million people have taken part in the global consultation process that informed this long-awaited flagship publication which calls for a major transformation in education to repair past injustices and enhance our capacity to act together for a more sustainable and just future.
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26 October 2021
WorldSkills Conference 2021: Job-rich opportunities of the green transition
UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNIDO co-organized a session on “Job-rich opportunities of the green transition” during the WorldSkills Conference 2021.
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19 October 2021
Winners of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2021
UNESCO-UNEVOC announces the winners and finalists of its Skills in Action Photo Competition 2021
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11 October 2021
When schools shut: New UNESCO study exposes failure to factor gender in COVID-19 education responses
When schools shut, a global study exposing the gendered impact of COVID-19 school closures on learning, health and well-being, has been released by UNESCO on the occasion of the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October.
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6 October 2021
UNEVOC Centres gather to explore key elements of UNESCO’s new Strategy for TVET
Members of the global UNEVOC Network came together during two online workshops on 30 September and 01 October 2021 to exchange insights and propose interventions for UNESCO’s Strategy for TVET 2022-2029 under the theme “Transforming TVET for successful and just transitions”.
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29 September 2021
Issue #7 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue shares highlights from UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNEVOC Network for the period July – September 2021.
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27 September 2021
Workshops with UNEVOC Network to discuss new Strategy for TVET 2022-2029
On 30 September and 01 October, UNESCO will hold two online workshops under the theme “Transforming TVET for successful and just transitions”. The event will bring together members of the global UNEVOC Network to present significant elements and proposed interventions for the new UNESCO Strategy for TVET 2022-2029.
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24 September 2021
Teachers at the heart of education recovery
One and a half years into the COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 World Teachers’ Day will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process.
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17 September 2021
Matching private sector trainings to the needs of the UNEVOC Network
UNESCO-UNEVOC is collaborating with private companies and development partners to provide trainings for UNEVOC Centres. The ‘matching webinars’ that foster dialogue between companies and TVET institutions are opening up new possibilities for both.
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8 September 2021
International Literacy Day 2021
ILD 2021 explores how literacy can contribute to building a solid foundation for a human-centred recovery, with a special focus on the interplay of literacy and digital skills required by non-literate youth and adults.
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7 September 2021
Launch of the 2021 UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme
The 2021 edition of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s TVET Leadership Programme brings together TVET professionals from around the world and supports them to become effective agents of change in their institutions and beyond.
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15 July 2021
Resilience and creativity: youth’s contributions to the post-pandemic era
On 15 July 2021, World Youth Skills Day was once again celebrated within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still heavily affecting the lives and particularly training and employment perspectives of young people around the globe.
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15 July 2021
Skills in Action Photo Competition 2021
Submit your photos that capture youth skills for the future. Photos should focus on TVET for a sustainable future, preparing for a digitalized world, and skills for inclusive growth.

Deadline for submissions: 16 August 2021
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1 July 2021
Issue #6 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue shares highlights from UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNEVOC Network for the period April - June 2021.
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29 June 2021
Sustainable development and greening TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) organized a webinar for TVET managers in francophone Africa on sustainable development and greening TVET.
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28 June 2021
Preparing for the post-pandemic future of TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC’s COVID-19 response project – Strengthening the Responsiveness, Agility and Resilience of TVET Institutions for the Post-COVID-19 Era – has been helping TVET institutions around the world rise to the challenges of the pandemic both in the short and long term.

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23 June 2021
BILT conferences bridge together Asia-Pacific, Africa and Europe
‘Bridging conferences’ are one of several aspects of the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) project, which contribute to strengthening the European, African and Asian regions of the UNEVOC Network and enable knowledge exchange.
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15 June 2021
Skills for the circular economy
During the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO-UNEVOC hosted sessions on Green and Circular Economies and ESD in TVET. These sessions explored ways to restructure business processes in favour of the circular economy, strategies to shift mindsets and nurture lifelong learning, and approaches to mainstream ESD and climate education in TVET.
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4 June 2021
Launch of EdTechTools: a global repository of education technology platforms
Launched by Generation Unlimited, EdTechHub, UNESCO and UNESCO-UNEVOC, EdTechTools seeks to enable practitioners and young people around the world to access high-quality resources to further their knowledge, improve their skills and continue learning.
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27 May 2021
TVET provides a lifeline to Thai farmers
Agricultural workers the world over have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. RMUTT, a UNEVOC Centre in Thailand, has designed a programme to giving rural workers an opportunity to rapidly learn new skills and earn a livelihood.
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12 May 2021
UNESCO launches 'Learn for our planet' campaign
Learn for our planet: What you need to know. Learning is key to finding solutions and creating a more sustainable world. Transformative education is the long-term solution to help change the way we live and care for our planet. Yet, not all learners today are receiving the adequate tools and knowledge to be empowered to act for the planet. This must change.
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22 April 2021
Strengthening peer learning for the post-pandemic era
Through peer learning and knowledge exchange, TVET institutions can apply the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to build resilience for the future.
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13 April 2021
Retraining young people and workers displaced by COVID-19
As part of its COVID-19 response project, UNESCO-UNEVOC is supporting the Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology to provide training in locally relevant skills-based entrepreneurship for returnees, disadvantaged youth and early school leavers.
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