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Global Convention

The Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education, adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2019, represents the first United Nations treaty on higher education with a global scope. 

It establishes universal principles for fair, transparent and non-discriminatory recognition of higher education qualifications and qualifications giving access to higher education and offering avenues for further study and employment. With provisions on non-traditional learning modes, the Global Convention also facilitates the recognition of qualifications, prior learning and study periods earned remotely. In addition, it promotes the recognition of refugees’ qualifications, even in cases where documentary evidence is lacking. 

To facilitate its implementation, UNESCO has developed a Practical Guide to Recognition, offering a step-by step approach to the recognition of foreign qualifications both for credential evaluation practitioners and for individuals seeking recognition of their foreign qualifications.