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 Economist (April 27-May 3, 2013), quoted the late Margaret Thatcher as saying, “Young people ought not to be idle. It is very bad for them.” Unfortunately, more young people are being idle according to statistics from OECD, ILO and the World Bank. Abou...More
In partnership with the Government of Republic of Korea, this Project is funded through the Korea Funds-in-Trust. It aims to capacitate education planners and budget officers on results-based budgeting and develop materials on the same topic to guide Membe...More
With funding support from the Government of Malaysia via the Malaysia Funds-in-Trust (MFIT) under the Malaysia – UNESCO Cooperation Programme, this project aims to build capacity of members states in the region to develop and implement evidenced-based and...More
In a globalized world with unresolved social, political, economic and environmental challenges, education that helps building peaceful and sustainable societies is essential. Education systems seldom fully integrate such transformative approaches, however....More
There is an urgent need to make education more relevant to local and global needs and demands. Faced with challenges from all sectors, global citizenship education (GCED) has emerged as a viable approach for nurturing learners to become informed, criticall...More