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.
One of the recommendations of the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) held in Shanghai in 2012 was to explore the possibility of developing international guidelines on quality assurance for the recognition...More
Increased migration between Asia-Pacific countries and the rapid pace of regional integration are leading to increasing calls for quality assurance in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) qualifications. The third International Congress o...More
In 2016, the global literacy rate among adults (aged 15 and up) reached 86%, and 91% among youth (15-24 years old), according to the newly released fact sheet from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), “ Literacy Rates Continue to Rise from One Genera...More
UNESCO’s groundbreaking report aims to ‘crack the code’, or to decipher the factors that hinder or facilitate girls’ and women’s participation, achievement and continuation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. It presents...More
Countries across the globe are reaching to learning assessments as a way of improving educational outcomes. Large-scale data on learning outcomes is increasingly available in the Asia-Pacific region, whether through participation in national, regional, or...More
In an effort to assist the countries in Southeast Asia to develop more robust policies and programmes for out-of-school children (OOSC) in their respective countries, this report was commissioned to map out the current legislations, policies, characteristi...More
Despite tremendous efforts to ensure access to quality education for Out-of-School Children (OOSC) since 2000, universal primary education has not been achieved yet. As one of the ways to put inclusive and accessible education into practice, Flexible Learn...More
Developed by UNESCO in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity , the ‘Biodiversity Learning Kit, Volume 2, Activities’ aims to help secondary school students and teachers understand the multiple dimensions and com...More
The pursuit of happiness has always been the aspiration of all human beings. In recent years, a growing global movement for happiness has been driven by mounting global challenges that are undermining happiness in wider society; namely income inequality, g...More
According to the Incheon Declaration on Education 2030 agenda, achieving the targets of the education goal of the Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG) will require enabling financing strategies, as well as sustained, innovative and well targeted financing...More