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.
A new report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. Like many regions of the world, Asia-Pacific faces significant challenges when it comes to the availability of data to monitor SDG4, as this infor read more..
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, celebrating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. UNESCO promotes human rights and freedoms in Asia-Pacific across our broad mandate of education, culture, communication and information, n read more..
UNESCO Myanmar and local agri-tech startup Greenovator have launched an upgraded version of a mobile application that puts a wealth of development information of people working in the country’s agricultural sector. The Greenway mobile app provides access to a wide range of informational and educatio read more..
Two years ago, Chit Ko’s migrant parents decided that at age 11, his schooling was over and it was time for him to work and support the family. Had they not changed their minds, Chit Ko would likely be doing just that – working hard in a field to earn what he could and never to obtain even basic edu read more..
UNESCO’s concept of Internet Universality featured strongly in discussions in Hanoi this week during Vietnam’s first-ever Internet Forum, hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and the Ministry of Information and Communications. A special session interrogated UNESCO’s project to develop indicators to asses read more..