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In a world undergoing multiple transitions, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has a critical role to play in the recovery and reshaping of education systems and labour markets worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic severely exacerbated existing inequalities, as schools, training centres, and workplaces experienced closures around the world, disproportionately affecting young people and vulnerable communities. The global economy is undergoing an unequal economic recovery, following the severe recession in 2020, with less developed economies facing deeper long-term impacts on their learning, training, and unemployment rates.

The new UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029 (draft document) takes into consideration the present and future priorities of individuals, economies, and societies. Its title, Transforming technical and vocational education and training for successful and just transitions, further captures UNESCO’s expectation that TVET is critical for promoting a path to recovery and resilience building in the post COVID-19 pandemic era, and for accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 8 and other related SDGs over the next eight years.

Launch of the UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029

The launch event of the UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029 will take place on 25 and 26 October 2022 from 9:30 to 12:30 CEST, with each day serving a unique purpose.

DAY ONE - Political Strategy Segment:

  • Raise awareness among Member States and the international community of the new UNESCO strategy for TVET and its significance for reimagining education and skills for work and life;
  • Mobilize political ambition and renew Member States’ commitments for TVET;
  • Highlight support to Member States’ efforts in building a common vision for transforming labour markets, economies, and societies; and
  • Discuss the importance, challenges, and opportunities for lifelong learning.
DAY TWO - Technical and Operational Segment:

  • Present UNESCO’s ongoing and forthcoming TVET flagship initiatives, projects, and activities at HQ and in field offices, and their outcomes;
  • Discuss the alignment of TVET initiatives with Member States’ policies and partnerships;
  • Consider the integration of intersectional issues, such as greening, minorities, gender equality, etc., and cross-cutting interventions (data, normative instruments, partnerships); and
  • Identify concrete actions and areas of collaboration and potential partners to support the development and implementation of the strategy in boosting support for new skills.

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Draft Concept Note - Conference on the launch of the UNESCO strategy for TVET (2022-2029)

Transforming technical and vocational education and training for successful and just transitions (version of 18 August 2022)
The new "UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029: Transforming technical and vocational education and training for successful and just transitions" was officially approved during the 214th session of the UNESCO Executive Board in April 2022 ( ...

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Hybrid format

The international conference will be held in a hybrid format both in person and on an online streaming platform that will be accessible to all. There will be approximately 100 participants in attendance at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany. The event will also attract online participants working in the field of TVET in all UNESCO Members States.

For those who are interested in online participation, please register your interest to join the two-day hybrid conference by clicking on the button below and filling out the short online form. You will receive more details through your registered contact e-mail address. Contact info.tvet(at)unesco.org for any questions about the conference.

Interpretation will be provided in the following languages: English, French and Spanish.

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