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.
Asia-Pacific is home to a stark digital divide that limits the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to open up new worlds of learning in areas where the right to education often remains out of reach. Despite internet coverage expa...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. This year, special focus is put on standing up for other people’s rights – something UNESCO is...More
Governments around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region, are closing civic spaces – not just in autocratic states but also in well-established democracies. Civic space — both online and offline — is where people can freely exercise their basic c...More