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.
According to UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report , there remain substantial challenges to the quality of education in Thailand: 99% complete primary education, but only 85% complete lower secondary education. 50% are not taught in the language spoken at home. 12% do not achieve read more..
UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report, released today, warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor for sy read more..
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..