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 report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. Like many regions of the world, Asia-Pacific faces significant challenges when it comes to the availab...More
UNESCO Bangkok and partners are developing a training manual to assist Asia-Pacific Member States in measuring and monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4)-Education 2030 Agenda. A draft plan for the first six modules for the pr...More
The livelihoods of millions of people in Asia-Pacific – some 3-11% of all workers in countries where data are available – depend on the cultural or creative industries. This number includes those who working directly in cultural industries in a cultural or...More
The pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) in primary education is as high as 46:1 in some countries in Asia-Pacific and the lack of qualifications at this level is a major obstacle to quality education in the region. These are among the findings drawn from the latest...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