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 Jakarta published the training material ‘Climate Change Education for Asia Pacific Small Island Developing States.” Developed under a project funded by the Government of Malaysia, the publication aims to enhance the capacity of teachers at all level...More
Teachers are at the centre of quality higher education systems. This understanding is part of the international community’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals introduced in September 2015. Goal four is known as SDG4 - Education 2030 which aims to ensure incl...More
The changes brought about by globalization and diversification of societies, have intensified the need to raise the level of efforts to foster transversal competencies (or 21st century), and the new role of teachers is seen as critical to developing them....More
This thematic brief is based on the findings of the two UNESCO Bangkok publications namely: Teachers in Asia Pacific: Status and Rights (2015) ; and Teachers in the Asia-Pacific: Career Progression and Professional Development (2016) . It provides a genera...More
This report is a synthesis of research studies conducted in nine countries in the Asia Pacific Region: Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Fiji, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines. It examines the current trends and policies aff...More
Time and again, the central role of teachers in facilitating quality learning has been emphasized. In fact, the Education 2030 Agenda emphasizes the need to increase the number of competent and qualified teachers. In this regard, Member States need to equi...More
This is UNESCO’s first Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through education. This document has been developed in direct response to the needs of UNESCO’s Member States as expressed in the landmark 197/EX Decision 46 taken by UNESCO’s Ex...More
The guide provides teacher educators and teachers with an understanding of the concept of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and explains why ICH should be integrated into the curriculum in tandem with the principles and perspectives of Education for Susta...More
This Teachers’ Guide is organized around four steps to becoming a DRR educator. The first section underlines why you and your school should take on DRR learning and outlines basic concepts to be able to effectively facilitate DRR learning. The second secti...More
This training guide is deliberately intended for science teacher educators as well as master teachers conducting in-service workshops on “Scientific Literacy and Natural Disaster Preparedness” for pre-service and in-service teachers and members of professi...More