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.
In the schools surrounding Myanmar’s Bagan Archaeological Area, 400 teachers joined trainings on teaching materials to integrate education for sustainable development (ESD) into the basic education curriculum. As part of the project “Strengthening Schools...More
An independent and free judiciary and a free press are both indispensable to a democratic society. An independent judiciary serves as a shield or protector of journalists from powerful individuals or sectors that threaten their freedoms. Conversely, journa...More
The threat of hate speech online and the safety of journalists working in conflict-affected areas were at the centre of the debate at a recent roundtable discussion organized by UNESCO in Mandalay. The dialogue, which was attended by media owners, publishe...More
An innovative UNESCO initiative aimed at using communication to empower millions of people in Myanmar’s agricultural sector with accurate and timely development information was spotlighted at a recent event in Yangon. UNESCO Yangon presented the project, “...More
This is the first in a three-part series examining some of the pressing issues and challenges in the non-formal education sector in countries where UNESCO Bangkok is actively involved in expanding the reach of those under-served by the formal education sys...More