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.
An independent and free judiciary and a free press are both indispensable to a democratic society. An independent judiciary serves as a shield or protector of journalists from powerful individuals or sectors that threaten their freedoms. Conversely, journa...More
The threat of hate speech online and the safety of journalists working in conflict-affected areas were at the centre of the debate at a recent roundtable discussion organized by UNESCO in Mandalay. The dialogue, which was attended by media owners, publishe...More
12 May 2017, Yangon – The symbolic celebration of the World Press Freedom Day organized by UNESCO Yangon Office and the Ministry of Information, was held for the sixth consecutive year on 03 May 2017 in Yangon. The joint commemorative event facilitated a d...More
An innovative UNESCO initiative aimed at using communication to empower millions of people in Myanmar’s agricultural sector with accurate and timely development information was spotlighted at a recent event in Yangon. UNESCO Yangon presented the project, “...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