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Global Skills Forum

Skills and lifelong learning are essential for economies to prosper, individuals to thrive and access decent work, and societies and communities to grow fairer and more resilient. Continuously skilling, reskilling and upskilling people of all ages provides immense value to society and helps to overcome social, environmental, and economic disruptions.

The Global Skills Forum brings together representatives from around the world to take part in a conversation about how to shape skills development in our ever-changing economies and societies. 

Skills and Lifelong Learning across the globe: Regional perspectives

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Discover success stories about improving high-impact skills and lifelong learning systems from Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia.


Rajapaksa Pallegedera Ananda Wimalaweera
Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka
Symerre Grey-Johnson
Director of Human Capital and Institutional Development, African Union Development Agency
Maria Duran
Education Specialist, Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean
Jürgen Siebel
Executive Director, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training


Manuela Geleng
Director of Jobs and Skills, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
European Commission