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UNESCO TVET Strategy (2016-21)

The strategy focuses on three priorities: fostering youth employment and entrepreneurship, promoting equity and gender equality, and facilitating transition to green economies and sustainable societies.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) undertakes projects; convenes meetings; and provides reports on multiple thematic issues, including youth empowerment and skills development. The 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report focuses on youth and skills. The World Atlas of Youth Policies is a comprehensive worldwide report offering data and perspective.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation mission states simply that it will work to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world. The enormity of the effort is not lost on anyone. Foundation programs focus on four program areas: global health, including high-impact programs incorporating advances in science into practical programs in HIV and malaria; global development, including agricultural development, water and sanitation, global libraries, and more; and policy and advocacy. In the U.S. the Foundation focuses efforts on education. Working through offices in U.S., India, China, U.K., and Africa, and with its partners and grantees around the globe the Gates Foundation holds itself accountable to high goals and positive results.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO provides research, policy, standards setting, and programs support to developing countries and transition economies. Explore the site to access the many reports, publications, videos, and speeches related to a huge range of topics including green growth in Asia and the Pacific, trends in global manufacturing, trade capacity building, energy and the environment, and more. With its partner networks UNIDO convenes meetings to exchange ideas, share knowledge and plan actions to improve local and global economies and the human condition.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

The mission of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems and to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. OECD has a broad charter that includes measuring productivity and global flows of trade and investment; analyzing and comparing data to predict future trends; and setting international standards on a wide range of things. OECD compares how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age. OECD works with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labor, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee, as well as with other partners worldwide.

Construction and Building Technology

Engineers Without Borders – International

Engineers Without Borders – International (EWB-I) is an international federation of national Engineers Without Borders/Ingeneiurs Sans Frontiers (EWB/ISF) member associations whose mission is to facilitate collaboration, exchange of information, and assistance among its member groups. EWB-I helps its member associations develop their capacity to assist poor communities in poor countries through education and sustainable engineering projects. Read the constructive and catalytic stories of projects in Palestine, Sierra Leone, Israel, and Pakistan, and others to learn more and consider how to contribute.

Creative Arts and Fashion

Responsible Jewellery Council

The Responsible Jewellery Council is a standards setting and certification organization with more than 480 member companies that span the supply chain from mine to retail. RJC members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labor rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain. RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence.

Information and Communications Technology

Asian Development Bank Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Training in Asia and the Pacific

This document emphasizes the importance of information technology as a means to stimulate and foster development in Asia. ADB recognizes that the need to improve the intergenerational and international transfer of knowledge and skills in the Asia-Pacific region requires the adoption, and possible adaptation, of the new learning technologies that are already widely used in developed countries.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

The International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (International ASET Inc.) mission is to promote the rapid dissemination of knowledge within the scientific community and in the public. The Academy strives to aid in the advancements of science and engineering by organizing thematic conferences on modern technological themes, organizing courses and workshops on modern science and engineering topics, and publishing highly technical journals and book.

Social and Personal Services

International Restaurant and Foodservice Show

The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York is the only global all-encompassing event in New York for the restaurant and foodservice industry, including chefs, operators, caterers, bakers, and others in the industry. The next show will be held in March 2015 and will feature exhibits, demonstrations, and education forum, and sessions focused on special initiatives such as the foodservice council for women.

Transportation and Logistics

PwC Transportation and Logistics

PricewaterhouseCoopers produces a series of publications that highlight Transportation and Logistics industry trends.