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..
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..
2017 was another year of growth and expansion for the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia Pacific (NEQMAP), for which UNESCO Bangkok serves as the Secretariat. The NEQMAP ‘family’, which had 18 members in early 2014, has now grown to become a network of 48 members from 26 countries/j read more..
On September 23, 2015, the Ministry of Education in South Korea adopted the National Guidelines of the 2015 Revised National Curriculum. The new national curriculum will be fully implemented by the year 2020, and the key objective of the new curriculum is to cultivate a ‘creative and integrative lea read more..