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This page presented the collection of articles in the column " Highlight" in different issues of our e-newsletter "Education Policy Matters!"

Highlight: Issue 5, June 2012

Rio+20: Laying the Foundations for ESD Beyond 2014 

Education for Sustainable Development has emerged from Rio+20 as one of the strongest mandates of many policy areas discussed. Signatories of "The future we want" have resolved to further promote and improve ESD practices globally. » Read the full story 

UNESCO Galvanizes Support at RIO+20 

Serious investment in Education for Sustainable Development is essential to carry out the commitments of the Rio+20 Conference. This was the message of the well-attended UNESCO side-event on “Educating for a sustainable future.” » Read the full story 

Lift-off for Higher Education Sustainability Initiative at RIO 

University leaders worldwide signed up to the Declaration of the initiative, an agreement to teach sustainable development concepts, encourage research on sustainable development issues, create green campuses everywhere, ... » Read the full story

Highlight: Issue 4, May 2012

Shaping the Future of Education in the Asia-Pacific 

Education must adapt to the changing socio-economic developments of today and tomorrow, concluded participants of the high-level expert meeting "Towards EFA 2015 and Beyond - Shaping a new Vision for Education, 9-11 May 2012, in Bangkok » Read the full story

The Understated Importance of Non-cognitive Skills in Education 

Beyond the cognitive dimensions aimed at producing high performing students for the labour market, we must pay close attention to socio-cultural trends and more specifically, the development of "non-cognitive skills," agreed experts» Read the full story 

UNESCO-BGK Director's Speech on Post 2015 Education Agenda 

"We are now less than three years from the EFA target year. The ‘review’ process has by now well and truly begun. Indeed, preliminary discussions on a post-2015 agenda is being held at UNESCO, the World Bank, UNICEF," said Mr. Gwang-Jo Kim. » Read the full story 

Third International Congress on TVET 

The Third Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Congress will be held on 13-16 May 2012 in Shanghai, China to provide a unique global platform for knowledge sharing, reflection and debate on the changing landscape of TVET » Read the full story

Advancing Skills Development in the Region 

The article looks back at the previous biennium (2010-2011) and sets out some of UNESCO Bangkok's activities and achievements in supporting TVET policy reform in the region while also briefly outlining future planned activities.» Read the full story 

National Seminar on TVET Policy in Cambodia 

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training organised a national seminar on TVET policy in Cambodia to provided a platform for sharing the findings and recommendations from the TVET Policy Review conducted by UNESCO in 2011 » Read the full story 

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