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GLOBAL - NEWS from UNESCO: "REPORT: “Skills, Jobs and Sustainable Development: Global Trends and Local Challenges” UNESCO-Cedefop Global Skills Conference" by Louise Walsh

22.12.2016

'What skills does the digital economy demand when work itself is changing in design and execution, creating chaos and opportunity? As new technology transforms jobs, occupations and even whole sectors, most recently transport and hospitality (e.g. Uber and Airbnb), how should policy-makers and decision-makers respond? Tackling and talking about today’s realities and their social impact were representatives from more than 50 countries and 40 NGOs at the UNESCO-Cedefop Global Skills Conference. Anchoring the sessions were two United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that fit UNESCO’s focus on education and skills. SDGs 4 and 8 call for inclusive and quality education, lifelong learning, sustainable development, full employment and decent work by 2030.'