Thursday, December 23, 2004

UNESCO - Renewal of funds-in-trust agreement for technical and vocational education

UNESCO press release - Renewal of German funds-in-trust agreement:

The German government today signed its sixth agreement with UNESCO for funds-in-trust in favour of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Under the agreement, 300,000 Euros will be provided to fund the activities of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Bonn (Germany) over the next two years, bringing Germany's contributions to the activities of the Centre to a total of 2,705 million Euros. The Centre’s UNEVOC Network includes 225 specialized TVET institutions across 154 UNESCO Member States. Some are departments for TVET at ministries, others are planning, research and development institutions, training institutions or university departments concerned with TVET. The Centre provides technical backstopping, focusing primarily on developing countries, those in post-conflict situations and those going through periods of transition. It gives special attention to meeting the specific needs of women and girls, and disadvantaged groups such as those in remote areas, the poor, and demobilized soldiers in post-conflict situations.

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