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Similarly to the Lisbon Recognition Convention, other regional conventions were adopted by UNESCO Member States to facilitate inbound and outbound international mobility of students, academics, and professionals with academic credentials and/or qualifications.

You will find the legal instrument and regional point of contact for each UNESCO region listed below.

UNESCO region Legal instrument Regional point of contact
Africa Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in the African States 1981 UNESCO Dakar
Arab States Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in the Arab States 1978 UNESCO Beirut
Asia and the Pacific Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education 2011 UNESCO Bangkok
Europe and North America For more information, consult CICIC's Lisbon Recognition Convention section. ENIC-NARIC Networks
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean 1974 UNESCO Santiago
Mediterranean Region Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in the Arab and European States Bordering on the Mediterranean 1976 Mediterranean Recognition Information Centres (MERIC) Network