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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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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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7 April 2021
Interactive guide on entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions
UNESCO-UNEVOC's practical guide on entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions is now available in an interactive online version.
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1 April 2021
Issue #5 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue looks at the challenges and opportunities of digitalization in TVET and shares updates from the UNESCO-UNEVOC COVID-19 response project.

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29 March 2021
Building resilience in vulnerable communities
Girls and young women in vulnerable communities around the world often do not have access to quality education and distance learning opportunities and have therefore been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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8 March 2021
UNESCO Prize for Girls' & Women's Education​
The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours innovative, outstanding contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education.
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4 March 2021
Managing the challenges and opportunities of digitalization in TVET
While digitalization is not a new trend, the pandemic has sharply increased the demand for digital skills. How we manage the challenges and opportunities of this digital transformation can make a real difference to how well the world emerges from this crisis.
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3 March 2021
UNESCO-UNEVOC launches COVID-19 response project
UNESCO-UNEVOC has implemented a special project — Strengthening the Responsiveness, Agility and Resilience of TVET Institutions for the Post-COVID-19 Era — to help alleviate the short, medium and long-term effects of the global crisis.
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5 February 2021
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for development and peace.
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4 February 2021
ILO-UNESCO-World Bank webinar recording on skills development in the time of COVID-19
Held on 1 February 2021, the webinar focused attention on the main findings of the new publication entitled "Skills development in the time of COVID-19: Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training".
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8 December 2020
The promising progress of the Global Skills Academy
The Global Skills Academy (GSA), a mission launched by UNESCO on World Youth Skills Day in July 2020 with the aim to help one million young people build skills for employability and resilience by June 2021, is making promising progress around the world.
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3 December 2020
Issue #4 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue features the new UNEVOC Medium-Term Strategy for 2021-2023 and shares insights from projects to promote innovation in TVET.
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