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.
The Mekong region has been experiencing rapid economic growth in recent decades and with it have come mainstream and tributary infrastructure development along the Mekong River, riverbed mining and land use change. These developments, combined with the eff...More
The Pacific region covers about one-third of the total surface area of the Earth and has a long history of human migration and settlement. Beneath the waters of the Pacific Ocean lie traces of human existence, including ancient sunken villages, traditional...More
The brochure describes UNESCO’s vision of learning and learning assessment, highlights our strength in this increasingly strategic area, ongoing initiatives and recent publications across UNESCO entities. It is intended for wider sharing with Member States...More
Harnessing diversity and providing opportunity for all will be essential in the creation of inclusive and cohesive Asian and Pacific urban societies. How national and local governments in the Asia-Pacific adapt to cope with such change is both one of the b...More
The International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR (formerly the International Coalition of Cities against Racism), was launched by UNESCO in 2004 . Through ICCAR, UNESCO promotes international cooperation between cities to strength th...More
The culture sector in Asia fails to provide the majority of women engaged in this area with “decent work”, according to a newly released factsheet from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The factsheet, “ Precarious situation for women working in th...More
PIO Monitoring Report, July - September 2017 The period from July-September 2017 began with the highly publicized meeting of the World Heritage Committee in July, during which seven Asia-Pacific sites were added to the World Heritage list. From 28-30 Augus...More
This leaflet provides a regional overview of out-of-school children (OOSC) situation in Southeast Asia including school exposure of OOSC of primary school age. To provide learning opportunities for OOSC in the region, UNESCO Bangkok has launched the projec...More
Increased migration between Asia-Pacific countries and the rapid pace of regional integration are leading to increasing calls for quality assurance in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) qualifications. The third International Congress o...More
One of the recommendations of the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) held in Shanghai in 2012 was to explore the possibility of developing international guidelines on quality assurance for the recognition...More