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.
UNESCO Bangkok and partners are developing a training manual to assist Asia-Pacific Member States in measuring and monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4)-Education 2030 Agenda. A draft plan for the first six modules for the proposed, “Asia-Pacific Training Manual to Mon read more..
Ha Noi, 12 October 2017 – With the ever-growing role of youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO and UNFPA jointly led a two-day workshop from 11-12 October on strengthening the inclusion of young people within the review of youth policies and frameworks. Based on UNESCO’s toolki read more..
The 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 13 October nominated Audrey Azoulay of France for the position of Director-General of the Organization, replacing outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova. The nomination will be submitted to the vote of the General Conference that brings together all 195 read more..
Within the framework of Viet Nam Internet Forum 2017 #Digitalforgood, hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and the Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam, UNESCO invites all stakeholders to complete a questionnaire on defining Internet Universality indicators. UNESCO’s project to define In read more..
The livelihoods of millions of people in Asia-Pacific – some 3-11% of all workers in countries where data are available – depend on the cultural or creative industries. This number includes those who working directly in cultural industries in a cultural or non-cultural capacity as well as those in a read more..