The Organization has 54 field offices around the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France.
Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities, Africa and Gender equality, and supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, through all its programmes.
Thailand to be first country targeted in three-year project aimed at promoting flexible learning programmes for region’s most marginalized children BANGKOK, 16 JANUARY – UNESCO and Republic of Korea steelmaking conglomerate POSCO will partner to make education more accessible for some of the million read more..
UNESCO kicks off three-year partnership with Malaysia’s Think City for flagship awards programme BANGKOK (15 January 2018) – Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. This year’s awards cycle will mark the launch of a three-year partnersh read more..
Over 40 participants from 9 countries gathered in Phuket to review the progress made over the last year in setting up the regional monitoring network studying the ecological impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems in the Western Pacific. [ read more ] read more..
Paris, 10 January— A fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead heal read more..
Penang - “Application of scientific knowledge to serve the need of the people is the true value of science,” Prof. Dato' Dr. Aileen Tan Shau Hwai, Director of the Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) and the Principal Investigator (PI) of the WESTPAC Harmful Jellyfish Programme echoed at t read more..