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The Conference will bring together a range of TVET and skills development stakeholders, including ministers/ high-level government officials from UNESCO Member States in the Asia-Pacific, as well as representatives of multilateral organizations, private sector, unions and youth organisations. It will serve as a platform for exchanging experience and perspectives on skills development policy and practice, identifying bottlenecks and defining direction in the four thematic areas (ICT, skills for economic development, partnerships, and greening TVET).

The participation in the Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Training will be by invitation only, including the categories of participants as follows: 

  • Ministers and high-level officials of UNESCO Member States in the Asia-Pacific region. Each Member State is invited to send a delegation of around three-four persons. As the conference will focus on TVET and skills development, the composition of the delegation should include relevant ministries and institutions;
  • Representatives of United Nations agencies, development banks and other multilateral organizations working in the area of TVET and skills development;
  • Representatives of institutions, foundations and bilateral development partners active in the areas of TVET and skills development in the Asia-Pacific;
  • UNEVOC Network members from the Asia-Pacific;
  • Representatives of the private and corporate sector, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, youth organizations, unions and networks active in the areas of TVET and skills development in the Asia-Pacific;
  • Individual experts from universities and research institutions involved in research on TVET and/or skills development.


* Participation in the Conference is on self-funded basis and by invitation only. It will only be granted to those with a relevant profile/background (see above) and as deemed appropriate by the Conference organisers.