UNESCO Publications

Unleashing the Potential. Transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training

P.T.M. Marope, B. Chakroun and K.P. Holmes, 2015

In view of steadily rising expectations on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems this book takes stock of contextual demands and recent policy trends from around the world. The book identifies an expanding disconnect between the external demands of economic growth, social equity and the sustainability of development and the skills being supplied.
The authors ask, ‘What would it take to unleash the potential of TVET systems?’ In response an integrated analytical approach is proposed through which economic growth, social equity and sustainability perspectives can be strategically combined so as to address contemporary policy concerns such as youth unemployment, gender disparities and climate change.
Policy-makers and other stakeholders may use this approach for the analysis and assessment of TVET systems, to identify appropriate strategies and key enablers for their transformation.


Re|Shaping Cultural Policies. A Decade Promoting the Diversity of Cultural Expressions for Development

Paris, UNESCO, 2015, 235 p., illus.

This first Global Report was conceived as a tool to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, now ratified by 141 Parties, and to facilitate information sharing on the many ways in which the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions is being pursued around the world.
Key findings in the Report are related to the following areas; sustainable systems of governance for culture, the trade and flows of cultural goods and services, mobility of artists and cultural professionals, integrating culture in sustainable development frameworks and promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms. 
The Report presents evidence on the implementation of these goals, with a proposed set of indicators to monitor change and progress over time. Based on the quadrennial periodic reports submitted so far by Parties, and other sources, it is the first effort to take stock and share information on the challenges encountered. In particular, the Report looks at emerging policy areas, such as digital, public service media, preferential treatment as well as gender and artistic freedom. It investigates how cultural policies have been re-shaped as a result of efforts to implement the Convention.


Culture: urban future; global report on culture for sustainable urban development

Launched by UNESCO in 2015, the Culture for Sustainable Urban Development Initiative seeks to demonstrate the link between the implementation of the UNESCO Culture Conventions and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious, universal agenda for creating a more peaceful, prosperous and equitable world.