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.
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 availab...More
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, celebrating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. UNESCO promotes human rights and freedoms in Asia-Pacific across our broad mandate of educatio...More
UNESCO Myanmar and local agri-tech startup Greenovator have launched an upgraded version of a mobile application that puts a wealth of development information of people working in the country’s agricultural sector. The Greenway mobile app provides access t...More
Two years ago, Chit Ko’s migrant parents decided that at age 11, his schooling was over and it was time for him to work and support the family. Had they not changed their minds, Chit Ko would likely be doing just that – working hard in a field to earn what...More
UNESCO’s concept of Internet Universality featured strongly in discussions in Hanoi this week during Vietnam’s first-ever Internet Forum, hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and the Ministry of Information and Communications. A special session interrogated UNE...More
A new study shows that sediment transport and deposition in the Mekong River have been drastically altered due in part to infrastructure development, riverbed mining, land use change, and climate change. The Mekong region is experiencing rapid economic gro...More
Toward a mapping of indicators and their utilization 9-10 November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand Developing relevant indicators is an important strategy to effectively monitor internationalization policies and practices of higher education in Asia-Pacific effect...More
“When I look into my future, I see…” UNESCO and multiple other UN agencies that form the United Nations Asia Pacific Interagency Network on Youth Live are asking young people from around the Asia-Pacific region to fill in the blank on social media using th...More
IIEP and the UNESCO regional office in Bangkok recently held a workshop on enhancing national capacity in the Asia-Pacific region for results-based budgeting (RBB) to achieve better education results. It brought together 27 participants from eight countrie...More
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 Novemb...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 toget...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,...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...More
Asia-Pacific to host main commemoration of International Day for first time with December Colombo event Only 7% of the 237 journalist killings in Asia-Pacific from 2006-2016 have been resolved, according to information provided by Member States to UNESCO i...More
Blue House Cluster, Hong Kong SAR, wins Award of Excellence; projects in Australia, China, India, Iran, New Zealand honoured in Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation BANGKOK, 1 November 2017 — The revitalization of the working class “Blue...More