Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs



Recognition of education qualifications from one’s home country is essential to access to further studies and/or for seeking employment opportunities in a new country. To support and ensure that refugees are able to participate in the job market or pursue further studies, UNESCO has initiated a pilot project on the evaluation of refugees’ qualifications in collaboration with UNHCR and Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education. The UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants is a standardized statement presenting available information on the refugee’s educational level, work experience and language proficiency. It aims to provide credible information about the candidate’s qualifications that can be relevant in connection with applications for employment, internships, scholarships, qualification courses and admission to studies.