The Mission of the Centre is to promote principles of sustainable development in support of UNESCO global priorities with regard to the mineral resources sector of the economy at the national and international levels.
The Mission of the Center is based on the UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy and consists of achieving the following goals and objectives:
The Mission of the Center is implemented by means of:
Advancement of higher education systems, technical and vocational education and training in the mineral resources sector of the economy (as constituent parts of lifelong education), including the entire volume of essential knowledge, skills and experience which contribute to mining engineering specialists integration into the international professional environment;
Development of an integrated system for international professional competence assessment with certification of mining engineering specialists (engineers) and executives employed at enterprises of the mineral resources sector.
Sustainable development goals
By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational, and tertiary education, including university.
By 2030, significantly increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.
By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations.
By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed counties, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programs, in developed countries and other developing countries.
Overarching objective of UNESCO include
Equitable and sustainable development: contributing to sustainable development and the eradication of poverty
UNESCO strategic objectives
Supporting Member States to develop education systems to foster high quality and inclusive lifelong learning for all.
Strengthening science, technology and innovation systems and policies at national, regional and global levels.
Promoting international scientific cooperation on critical challenges to sustainable development goals.
The Center focuses its activities on higher technical and continuing vocational education and training within the scope of the mineral resources sector.