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.
Effective science, technology and innovation (STI) policies are crucial for social and economic progress and can lay the foundation for the solutions we need to tackle the most pressing challenges related to sustainable development. But for countries to realize that potential, they need accurate inf read more..
Leuk Daek District of Cambodia is located in a downstream area of the Mekong River near the Viet Nam border. The village does not have a modern water supply system. Households use untreated river water, which is not uncommon in Cambodia where about 12 million people do not have access to safely mana read more..
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..