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14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

Education for Human Resource Development

21-23 October 2010 , Bangkok, Thailand

Participants of the 14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference talk about their experiences and the benefits of the Conference.

Download the full programme (pdf, 120kb) and brochure of the Conference (pdf, 850kb)

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

Education is a major factor in developing the human capital to enable countries to compete successfully in the global economy. The 2010 Global Monitoring Report raises concerns about the potential of losing a generation of valuable human resources if education spending is cut as a result of the economic crisis. The world’s poorest countries would be hit the hardest. Advances made in the past decade in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Education for All may be jeopardized.

To contribute to the efforts to minimize this risk and to enhance human resource development (HRD), UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) in Bangkok is convening the 14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, Education for Human Resource Development, to examine and strengthen the relationships and linkages between the world of education and the world of work in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Thailand, the National Commission of Thailand for UNESCO, the Global Human Resource Forum in South Korea and the World Bank.