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.
How can education contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable world? What kinds of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values lead to individuals making more informed decisions, participating productively in society and enjoying greater prosperity? These questions speak to the heart of the humanistic read more..
Ten elements from the Asia-Pacific region have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, while one element from the region has been inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The region is also home to the first read more..
The people behind the conservation of the Blue House Cluster call it the first heritage preservation project in Hong Kong to “preserve both the building and the people”. It’s an effort to save a historic neighbourhood from gentrification that drew on the pride and passion of people across society, e read more..
Peaceful, sustainable societies. Human rights recognized and upheld. And healthy, happy learners empowered by the skills, values and attitudes they need to become informed and active citizens. Target 7 of Sustainable Development Goal 4 is sweeping in its scope and ambitious in its aims, asking us to read more..
A new report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. Like many regions of the world, Asia-Pacific faces significant challenges when it comes to the availability of data to monitor SDG4, as this infor read more..