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 » Germany supports UNESCO skills for work and life programme with 825,000 € funding
12.12.2016 - Education Sector

Germany supports UNESCO skills for work and life programme with 825,000 € funding


Germany has renewed its support to UNESCO’s international programme on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), with the signing of an 825,000 € funding agreement.

Director of UNESCO’s Bureau of Strategic Planning, Jean-Yves Le Saux said Germany’s contributions to UNEVOC has enabled the organization to significantly scale up its activities for strengthening national TVET capacities in the Member States. “The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) makes the German contribution even more relevant today,” said Mr Le Saux.

“We are convinced that the support provided by the German Government, will go a long way in contributing not only to the fulfillment of the education goal, SDG 4, but also to many other goals that can be realized through effective, inclusive and high-quality education and training approaches,” he added.

The new contribution builds on three decades of German support for the International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC).

The signing took place between Mr Le Saux and Germany’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, H.E. Mr Stefan Krawielicki on 12 December 2016.

UNESCO’s International Centre for TVET, based in Bonn, assists Member States in developing policies and practices to strengthen education for the world of work and to develop skills for employability and citizenship in a lifelong learning perspective.

The work is organized by the UNESCO-UNEVOC center and through its global network of TVET institutions.

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