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 model that has revitalized teacher training in parts of rural China as well as a flexible learning programme designed to help Southeast Asian teachers keep pace with rapid technological advances are the co-winners of the 2017 Wenhui Award for Educational...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
Teachers are a critical foundation of every society’s long-term strength -- providing children, young people and adults with the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their potential. But around the world, far too many teachers don’t have the freedom a...More
On June 19-23, 2017, Almaty hosted a workshop for teacher educators of Central Asian countries on the UNESCO project. This is a global initiative to increase the professional level of pedagogical staff for the implementation of education for sustainable de...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