UNESCO Institutes and Centres

International centres of excellence

Laboratory Research

Though not legally part of UNESCO, Institutes and Centres are associated with UNESCO through formal arrangements approved by Member States at the UNESCO General Conference. They are selected upon proposal by Member States, based on the strength of their specialisation in one of UNESCO’s fields of competence. Through capacity-building knowledge sharing and research, they provide a valuable and unique contribution to the implementation of UNESCO’s strategic programme objectives for the benefits of Member States.

The UNEVOC Network is an exclusive global platform for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) with the aim to further mainstream international cooperation and collaboration between training centres worldwide. Through the Network, UNEVOC Centres can share knowledge and experiences related to all aspects of TVET, exchange country experiences and discuss issues of common relevance in meetings organised by themselves, by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre or virtually through the UNEVOC Network Portal or the UNEVOC e-Forum.