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.
UNESCO took part in a series of events and discussions at the Jincheon World Youth Martial Arts Masterships in the Republic of Korea to promote the role of sport as a force for peace and sustainable development. The Masterships were held between 3-7 Novemb...More
Sport can be a powerful force for building peace and driving the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNESCO and the Philippines Sports Commission have brought together 23 outstanding young leaders from nine ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste toget...More
UNESCO is working with the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) to trial a framework that can help measure how sport contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNESCO consultant Caroline Baxter Tresise and Pearl Managuelod,...More
Turkmenistan will host 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games during Year of Health and Inspiration In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDG3 on good health and well-being), Turkmenistan declared 2017 the Year of Health and Inspirati...More