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About Us

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre: Who We Are | What We Do | Working With Us | Get in Touch

Our Network

The UNEVOC Network: Learn About the Network | UNEVOC Network Directory
For Members: UNEVOC Centre Dashboard

Skills for Work and Life

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
Past Activities: COVID-19 response | i-hubs project | TVET Global Forums | Virtual Conferences | YEM Knowledge Portal

Knowledge Resources

Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Innovative and Promising Practices | Entrepreneurial Learning Guide
Events: Major TVET Events | UNEVOC Network News

Our Mission

As UNESCO’s designated centre for technical and vocational education and training (TVET), UNESCO-UNEVOC supports Member States in their efforts to strengthen and upgrade their TVET systems. TVET is focused on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the world of work, and helps youth and adults develop the skills needed for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship while supporting inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

UNESCO-UNEVOC promotes increased opportunities for productive work, sustainable livelihoods, personal empowerment and socio-economic development, especially for youth, women and the disadvantaged. Through its innovative projects, capacity-building programmes and collaborative activities with more than 250 UNEVOC Centres around the globe, UNESCO-UNEVOC is working towards ensuring access to quality skills training and development for all.

Our Place Within the UN System

UNESCO Within the UN System


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. It is one of the 15 specialized agencies reporting to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which is the primary body responsible for coordinating all the economic, social and related work of the United Nations. Read more about UNESCO’s mission and mandate here


The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is one of 8 UNESCO institutes and centres working in the field of education, and the only organization working to promote the United Nations’ mandate through TVET. UNESCO-UNEVOC also contributes to the United Nations’ mandate to promote peace, poverty alleviation, and sustainable development. Find out more about What We Do.

UNEVOC History

"Langer Eugen", UN Bonn

In 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on Technical and Vocational Education, recognizing that the development of technical and vocational education should contribute to the safeguarding of peace and friendly understanding among nations. Thereafter, an international project on technical and vocational education was initiated and the UNEVOC Network was officially launched in 1992.

At the UNESCO General Conference in 1999, Member States passed a resolution to set up an international centre for TVET. The Government of Germany generously offered to host the centre in Bonn and the inauguration ceremony took place in April 2002. Since then, the UN presence in Bonn has grown to more than 20 organizations and almost 1,000 staff members.

Our People

Office of the Head

Friedrich Huebler, Head of Office

Lenny Martini, Programme Assistant

Thematic Teams

Technical Cooperation Unit and UNEVOC Network

Knowledge Management and IT

Administrative Office

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