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Renewal of funds-in-trust agreement in favour of technical and vocational education

22-12-2004 6:00 pm The German government, represented by Peter Platte, Chargé d’affaires of the German Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and UNESCO, represented by Birgitte Møller, Director of the Division of Cooperation with Extrabudgetary Funding Sources, today signed the sixth agreement for funds-in-trust in favour of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Under the funds-in-trust 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 since its creation to 2,705 million Euros.

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International centre concentrates on providing technical backstopping to strengthen and upgrade TVET, 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.

The Centre’s main network is the UNEVOC Network of 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.

Source Press Release No 2004 - 125

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