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.
The highest plateau in the world and ancient cities that have helped shape civilizations are among the seven Asia-Pacific sites that have been inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Five cultural sites and two natural sites from Asia-Pacific, including...More
What is GIS? A geographic information system, or GIS, relies on computer-based technology to produce, organize and analyze spatial information in the form of maps. GIS encompasses database management, mapping, image processing and statistical analysis tool...More
Materials scientist Dr Nuanlak Watsantachad recalls doing conservation work amid abandoned ruins in the middle of a European winter. “That was a tough time; however, it was not considered something women could not do.” Women also made up 80% of a conservat...More
Out of 21 properties freshly inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List this year, over a third are in the Asian-Pacific region. From the last remains of the extinct bronze drum culture in south China, to the work of Le Corbusier in Tokyo, UNESCO has incl...More