fbpx A practical guide to recognition | Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok

A practical guide to recognition

A practical guide to recognition

The Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education was adopted at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in November 2019, as the first United Nations treaty on higher education with a global scope. This new Convention establishes universal principles for the recognition of studies, access qualifications and qualifications, to improve access to, and mobility between higher education institutions worldwide. This is universally acknowledged as a facilitator to accelerating knowledge sharing, knowledge circulation and international research cooperation in higher education within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

More than five million students worldwide are currently enrolled in higher education institutions outside of their home countries both physically and virtually, with this number expected to double within the next ten years. The Global Convention establishes the rights of individuals to have their foreign qualifications assessed in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner. This new publication – A practical guide to recognition provides a step-by step approach to recognition of foreign qualifications both for credential evaluation practitioners and for individuals seeking recognition of their foreign qualifications. The overarching principle of the Global and Regional Conventions is to promote a spirit of recognition for all types of learners, academics and knowledge on the move.

To learn more about the Global Convention or Tokyo Convention in the Asia-Pacific, please also visit the APNNIC portal at www.apnnic.net, or contact UNESCO Bangkok with any questions: eisd.bgk@unesco.org             


Download PDF

A practical guide to recognition: Implementing the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education.
Paris : UNESCO, 2020.

Publication date