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 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
New data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics show that 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. The figure signals “a learning crisis” according to the UIS, which could thr...More
Groundbreaking global report on gender inequalities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education launched as three-day event aimed at tackling barriers to development gets under way in Bangkok BANGKOK (28 August 2017) – Girls and wo...More
What? Press conference on the completion of the collaborative project and certificate-awarding ceremony for conservation masons When? Saturday 9th September 2017, 13.00-15.00 Where? Ayutthaya 1 Conference Room, Krungsri River Hotel, Phra Nakorn Si Ayutthay...More
UNESCO report on barriers girls and women face in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to be launched at a three-day International Symposium and Policy Forum, ‘Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM’ ( เวอร์ชันภาษาไทย) The stark...More
Dr Gwang-Jo Kim, Director of UNESCO Bangkok since 2009, has passed away. He was 61. A passionate advocate for education, an ambassador for peace, a beloved leader, a humble, warm-hearted person with talents ranging from classical guitar to hand-crafting ki...More
Over the course of the 20th century, Southeast Asian cinema has documented the tumult and triumph of emerging nations in this dynamic region and helped to reflect – and in some cases shape – peoples’ own understanding of their national identities, historie...More
Thailand will be the first country in Asia-Pacific to assess and address gender imbalances in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields using a policy toolkit developed as part of a global UNESCO project. SAGA (STEM and Gender Adva...More
International symposium on Southeast Asia Heritage in Digital Age looks at how UNESCO Recommendation, Memory of the World Programme can benefit region’s archives KUALA LUMPUR - 9 MAY 2017 - Failure to preserve documentary heritage in Southeast Asia could r...More
Daytime forum spotlighting personal stories and latest research on challenges facing LGBTI and their families in Thailand to be followed by star-studded evening commemoration at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) BANGKOK, 8 May 2017 – WHAT: Thailand’s l...More