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Call for Papers: 14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference
Education for Human Resource Development
21-23 October 2010
Bangkok, Thailand

Bridging the world of education and the world of work

“No country has moved up the human development ladder without steady investment in education,” noted Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, at the launch of the 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report.

Indeed, education is a major factor in developing the human capital to enable countries to compete successfully in the global economy. UNESCO-APEID is collaborating with the National Commission of Thailand for UNESCO, the Global Human Resource Forum in South Korea and the World Bank, to convene the 14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, Education for Human Resource Development, on 21-23 October in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference will provide a forum to:

  • Increase understanding and knowledge of education for human resource development;
  • Showcase and promote innovative and educational approaches, projects and practices that enhance education for human resource development;
  • Encourage national, regional and global collaboration across all sectors and levels to improve education for human resource development; and
  • Facilitate networking and exchange of experiences among policy makers, researchers, educators, administrators, youth and private sector personnel.


I. Scope of Education and Training for Human Resource Development in the 21st Century

  • Identifying knowledge, skills, competencies, values and ethics to meet 21st century challenges
  • Establishing standards for education and training to enhance HRD
  • Developing recognition mechanisms for education and training
  • Designing research on education and training for HRD

II. Pathways to Education and Training for Human Resource Development

  • Enhancing the human capital through higher education
  • Advancing technical and vocational education and training
  • Supporting non-formal education and community-based learning
  • Advocating lifelong learning and ICT-mediated delivery modes of learning

III. Institutional Frameworks to Support Education and Training for Human Resource Development

  • Promoting policy dialogues on education and training for HRD
  • Formulating effective governance, management and regulatory processes
  • Devising monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Identifying sustainable financing mechanisms for education and training for HRD

The organizers invite papers on the Conference sub-themes. Submit English abstracts, no longer than 200 words, on forms available from the Conference website at by 18 June 2010.


International participants: US$ 350
Early bird*: US$ 250
Full-time student: US$ 150
Resident of Thailand: Baht 4,500
Group registration**: US$ 250 each

* Payment must be received by UNESCO Bangkok by 27 August 2010 for early bird registration.

** For 5 or more individuals from the same organization/institution.

Send bank draft payable to “UNESCO”

UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat
UNESCO Bangkok
920 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Important dates

Submission of abstracts: 18 June 2010
Payment for early bird fees: 27 August 2010

Register online at, or contact UNESCO Bangkok at for further information.

For more information, please visit or download the brochure of the Conference (pdf, 850kb).

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

Chinese proverb