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 took part in a series of events and discussions at the Jincheon World Youth Martial Arts Masterships in the Republic of Korea to promote the role of sport as a force for peace and sustainable development. The Masterships were held between 3-7 November in Cheongju City, and featured 6 martial read more..
What? With generous support from the Korean Funds-in-Trust (KFIT) and within the framework of the "Enhancing National Capacity to Foster Digital Citizenship Education in Asia-Pacific" Project, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical assistance to Member States that would like to implement competency-based read more..
Sport can be a powerful force for building peace and driving the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNESCO and the Philippines Sports Commission have brought together 23 outstanding young leaders from nine ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste together to share their work in using sport to pr read more..
UNESCO is working with the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) to trial a framework that can help measure how sport contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNESCO consultant Caroline Baxter Tresise and Pearl Managuelod, Secretary-General of the Philippines Muaytha read more..
Governments across the Asia-Pacific region have signed on to a range of international agreements to protect and uphold the rights of all children and young people to a safe and quality education. For millions of learners in Asia-Pacific, the reality on the ground does not reflect those commitments – read more..