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.
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
Global Citizenship Education aims to empower learners to assume active roles both locally and globally in facing and resolving global challenges. While there is no widely agreed definition of global citizenship, UNESCO understands it to refer to a sense of...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