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.
For BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi, the debate around the media’s role in limiting girls’ educational and work choices is a personal one with roots going back to her great-grandfather’s pioneering efforts to break gender barriers in education in Sudan generat...More
A community-based NGO in Northern Thailand working to empower and stop the exploitation of stateless children and women is one of two recipients of this year’s UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. Representatives from the Development and Educatio...More
When she was 12 years old, Devki met the queen of Sweden. Impressed by the girl’s sense of self-possession, the monarch asked her, how can you be so confident? “Well,” Devki replied, “I’m the prime minister.” And indeed she was – prime minister of the Chil...More
Some 40% of the world’s population do not have access to education in a language they understand or speak. This is a daunting obstacle as we pursue Sustainable Development Goal 4’s (SDG4) vision of inclusive and equitable quality education for all and one...More
Teachers inspire and empower – they can also discourage and impose limitations, regardless of whether they are making a conscious effort to do so. In Asia, where millions of girls find themselves either on the sidelines of education or excluded entirely, t...More